I frequently receive emails with LoadRunner-related questions. I try to reply to questions when I have time. Maybe posting my answers to MyLoadTest will be an incentive for me to answer more questions, and maybe it will save other people some time.
Subject: Sending email from loadrunner script
We would like to run a LoadRunner script (HTTP WEB Protocol) which will send an email to the user whenever the transaction response time for web page is more than the specified time, or when the application is down for some reason. Basically we would like to monitor the application continuously. How can we achieve this using LoadRunner? Or can you suggest the best solution for monitoring application which would send email notifications to the monitoring team.
The best solution for monitoring a web application’s availability and performance is going to be HP Business Availability Center (BAC). BAC has a component called Business Process Monitor (BPM). BPMs are VuGen scripts that create synthetic transactions against your application. BAC handles the alerting, collection of historical data, and dashboard functionality.
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