Upgrade to NeoLoad 8.2

Upgrading to NeoLoad 8.2 and its minor versions makes it possible to use the new features of the product and to upgrade the associated test projects. This new version reinforces the competitive advantage gained by previously released versions. A number of new features enables to perform realistic and effective tests. For more information, see the What's New section on the Neotys website.

Upgrading to a major version or to a minor version consists in:

  1. Make an external backup copy of your projects.
  2. Download the new version of NeoLoad from the Neotys website.
  3. Install NeoLoad in the suggested default directory.
  4. Start NeoLoad and activate the license.
  5. Open your current projects in the new version for NeoLoad to upgrade them.
Project backup

Before migrating to NeoLoad 8.2 and its minor versions, it is recommended to secure the projects:

NeoLoad installation

The latest version of NeoLoad can be downloaded from the Neotys website.

NeoLoad can be installed as described in Install the Controller.

Every major and minor version of <productname> is installed in a directory which is different from all other versions. It is highly recommended to use the default directory, because it makes it possible to use one version of NeoLoad or the other, until the projects are safely migrated. Although different versions of NeoLoad can be installed on the same machine — but in different directories —, only one instance of <productname> can be started at a time, whatever the version.

License activation

The installed version of NeoLoad requires a new activation of the license, as described in Manage licenses.

Migrate projects

Migrating projects after upgrading <productname> is necessary to benefit from all the new functions available in the new major or minor version installed. The project migration process is fully automated. When a project is opened in <productname>, it detects the creation version and converts it.


Update project

When opening a project from a previous version of NeoLoad and that your project does not need to be migrated, NeoLoad prompts you to update it to the latest version.


As mentioned in the dialog box, once updated a project can be launched with an earlier version of NeoLoad but the settings configured for the latest features will be lost when the project is saved.

Migrate framework parameters

Framework parameter definitions are stored in the conf/frameworks sub-directory of the user directory, as described in Configuration files. Each new minor version has its own specific directory, which is created the first time NeoLoad starts.

Any framework parameters created by the user and left over from an earlier version are copied to the framework parameters directory in the new version.

However, NeoLoad framework parameters (.NET, AMF, E Business, ICEFaces, JSF, LightStreamer, RTMP, RTMPT, Siebel, Silverlight and Workspace) do not migrate; they take their default values in the new version.

For more information about frameworks, see Frameworks.

Raw data export

Starting from NeoLoad 7.0, exporting raw data of test results for Transactions will result in providing rearranged data.

After exporting test results for a Transaction in ".csv", the table displays new data: