How to Upgrade Load Tester - Web Performance

How to Upgrade from Web Performance Load Tester 4.x to version 4.1 or 4.2

Step 1: Do you have a valid license for the new version?

From Within the Web Performance Load Tester™ Program:
1. Window Menu->Preferences
2. Expand Web Performance [+]
3. Click on Licenses
4. Look in the License Key summary to find the "Version code:"

License Management Dialog

If the version code is less than 4.1 (e.g. 4.0.999), the license key can not run the Load Tester 4.1 software release. If you would like to upgrade to version 4.1 or later, then you must first install a updated license key as shown in Step 2. If your currently installed license key will cover version the new version then progress to Step 3, below.

Step 2: Install a New License

Once you've obtained a license key that is valid for release 4.1 or higher, the next step is to install it.

From Within the Web Performance Load Tester™ Program:
1. Open the dialog shown in Step 1.
2. Click on the import button and locate the license. Follow these instructions if you can't locate your license key.
3. Select the license key that was just imported, "Load Tester commercial license" in the example below.
4. With the license keyselected click on the Activate button.

License Activation

Step 3: Upgrading the Software

Once the correct license key is installed you can proceed to install the new version of the software. Note that these instructions are only for customers who have a previous 4.x release installed. All others must download a new installer to get the latest version.

From Within the Web Performance Load Tester™ Program:

1. Important: The software will not recognize that updates are available if it does not have the required Windows permissions for installing the updates. One of these conditions MUST apply for the update process to succeed:

2. Open the preferences Window->Preferences and set the "Valid updates" setting to be "compatible".

Set Update Preferences

3. Open the Find and Install dialog.

Find and Install

4. Select the "Search for updates" option and click Finish.

Search for Updates

5. Make sure the Web Performance Update Site is checked and click Next.

Search Results

6. Accept the license agreement and click Next.

Accept License Agreement

7. Note the installation location and click Finish.

Confirm Location

8. Click "Install All"

Feature Verification

9. Restart the program.



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