View Results Offline

This section describes the Offline Results view which displays performance measurements and results for resources that were monitored in the test run. Viewing results offline provides quick access to performance graphs without having to wait for run results to be collated and analyzed.

The only difference in viewing results offline—compared to online—is that there is no data flow or runtime view; there is only a history view.

Note: This feature is provided as a tech preview version.

View test results offline

  1. Use one of the following:

    • From the Start Page: On the My Performance Center navigation bar, click Start. In the Finished section of the Runs pane, select a performance test and click Offline Results.

      Note: Only the four most recent test runs are displayed.

    • From the Runs module: On the My Performance Center navigation bar, select Run & Analysis >Runs. In the Test Runs pane, select a performance test and click View Offline.

    • From the Test Lab module: On the My Performance Center navigation bar, select Test Management >Test Lab. In the Performance Test Runs pane, select a performance test and click View Offline.

    Note: Offline results cannot be displayed if there was an error that did not allow the test to run, or if the results no longer exist (see How long are offline results available? below).

  2. The Offline Results page opens as a tab in My Performance Center with the name of the test run.

  3. For an explanation of the user interface elements in the Offline Results page, see Understand the Offline Results page below.

How long are offline results available?

The system administrator sets a size and time limit after which offline result files are deleted. By default, result files are deleted if they have not been opened for 30 days, or when the results folder exceeds 10 GB (the least used files are deleted first).

For details on configuring offline result settings, see Define host general settings.

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Understand the Offline Results page

This section describes the user interface elements in the Offline Results page.

Summary Pane

The Summary pane displays a synopsis of the performance test.

To access

Displayed in the upper area of the Offline Results page.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

Duration The time that the test took to run (HH:MM:SS).
Start Time The start date and time of the test run.
End Time The end date and time of the test run.
Run State

The current run state.

Controller

The Controller that was used in the test.

Hits Per Second

How many hits (HTTP requests) there have been to the Web server by Vusers during each second of the test run.

Throughput Per Second

The amount of throughput, in bytes, on the Web server during each second of the test run.

Errors

The number of Vuser errors that occurred during the test run.

Transactions

Bar chart displaying the number of completed, successful and unsuccessful transactions during the test run.

Vusers Max

The maximum number of concurrent Vusers that ran in the test.

Test Name

The name of the test.

Test ID

The test ID.

Graph Selection Tab

This tab displays a list of the configured online graphs. You can select which graphs to display in the Offline Graphs pane.

To access

Displayed to the right of the Offline Graphs pane.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

<Online graphs tree>
  • <search>. Enables you to search the basic graphs by name.

  • Basic Graphs. Displays a list of the configured online graphs. Select a graph to display it in the Online Graphs pane.

  • Merged Graphs. Enables you to merge several graphs into one. To create a merged graph, click Add. In the graph editor, drag the graphs that you want to merge.

  • <Graph icons> Displayed to the left of the graph name:

    • Indicates the graph is currently being displayed in the Online Graphs pane.

    • Indicates an anomaly has occurred in the graph.

Offline Graphs Pane

The offline graphs display performance measurements for those resources being monitored in a performance test.

To access

Displayed in the lower section of the Offline Results page.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

Enables you to filter measurements by name in the legend.

Show only visible. Hides the non-visible measurements from the legend.

Has Anomalies. Enables you to display only those measurements that have an anomaly.

  • Configure. Enables you to configure the selected graph. The following options are available:

    • Time Display. The time displayed on the x-axis.

      • Relative to Load Test start. Displays the amount of time that has elapsed since the beginning of the test (in hours, minutes, and seconds).
      • Controller clock. Displays the time on the Controller clock.
      • None. No clock or time is displayed
    • Scale. Scales measurements approximately so that they appear in the same range in the y-axis. This avoids measurements with smaller values appearing as flat lines with zero value. Select the desired scale:

      • Automatic. Each measurement in the graph is displayed in the scale that best suits it.
      • None. Each measurement's true values are displayed in the graph.
    • Apply to all visible graphs. Applies the changes to all displayed graphs.

  • Duplicate. Enables you to duplicate the selected graph.

Enables you to maximize/minimize the selected graph.

When you maximize the graph, the following information is displayed:

  • Expand Legend. Expands the area of the legend.

  • Filter Measurement. Enables you to filter measurements by name in the legend.

  • Show only visible. Enables you to hide the non-visible measurements from the legend.

  • Has Anomalies. Enables you to display only those measurements that have an anomaly.

  • Legend Options. (Displayed on left-hand side of the Name column.) The following options are available:

    • Show Favorites. Displays the measurements set as favorite.
    • Hide Visible. Hides the visible measurements on the graph.
    • Select Visible as Favorites. Saves the currently displayed measurements as favorites.
  • Name. The measurement name.

    A warning icon appears next to the name of each measurement that contains an anomaly.

  • Scale. The graph scale.

  • Max. The measurement's maximum value.

  • Min. The measurement's minimum value.

  • Avg. The measurement's average value.

  • Std. The measurement's standard deviation.

  • Last. The measurement's last value.

  • Measurement Options. (Displayed on left-hand side of the Set as Favorite icon.) The following options are available:

    • Show. Displays the measurement on the graph.

    • Hide. Hides the measurement from the graph.

    • Bold. Displays the measurement in bold.

    • Show/Hide Anomaly Sleeve. Shows or hides a sleeve (band) that indicates the expected behavior for the measurement. A plot band indicate deviations which are considered to be anomalies.

    • Show only me. Displays the selected measurement and hides the others from the graph.

  • Set as Favorite. Sets the measurement as favorite.

  • <color>. Enables you to select in which color the measurement appears in the graph.

  • <page list>. Displayed only for graphs that have at least 20 measurements. Enables you to move to the first, last, or a specific graph measurements page.

Enables you to hide the selected graph.
Indicates an anomaly has occurred in the graph (displayed to the right of the graph name).
<zoom a graph line> In the graph, select a graph line and drag it up or down to zoom in. To reset, click Reset Zoom.

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