OPTIC is a tool that connects HP LoadRunner to AppDynamics, allowing better visibility into the impact of virtual load on a system under test.
As any DevOps or Operations Manager will tell you, every application will fail at some point during its lifetime. Either the system will crash completely, an individual component will fail, or heavy traffic will cause a catastrophic slowdown. These managers already understand the importance of application performance monitoring in Production to help identify bottlenecks and spot trouble before it becomes a nightmare.
More advanced organizations also understand the importance of monitoring during the performance testing cycle, ensuring that potential problems are identified even before the application goes live. Yet with traditional monitoring tools, there has always been a lack of insight into the impact of virtual load on your system. This has placed a greater burden on Operations teams to correlate the data received from their Performance Testing teams with their own transaction data, in order to help Developers correct the most critical errors before release.
The Orasi Performance Test Intelligence Connector (OPTIC) was designed to allow better visibility into virtual load impact for organizations using HP LoadRunner and AppDynamics. With OPTIC, the HP LoadRunner transaction data is displayed as a dashboard within AppDynamics, side by side with the transaction data generated by the system being monitored. This allows your Operations team to see exactly when virtual load was applied, and what transactions were affected, in real time. In addition, OPTIC allows analysis of the impacted code at every layer, reducing the time required to identify bottlenecks. The result is a common analysis platform for Dev, QA and Ops, and improved collaboration on performance test results and analysis.
To install, visit http://optic.codeplex.com/.