|Feature||Known Issue||Defect ID|
If you have multiple Oracle clients installed, after connecting using one Oracle home, attempting another connection using a different Oracle home results in an error.
Workaround: Close and then re-open Benchmark Factory.
Before installing Benchmark, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:
Benchmark Factory cannot run without a repository, and during installation a SQLite file-based repository is installed. After installation, you can select a repository of your choice. Benchmark Factory supports the following databases:
512 MB of RAM recommended
Note: The memory required may vary based on the following:
|Platform||1.0 GHz x86 or x64 compatible CPU|
|Browser Requirements||Benchmark Factory requires Internet Explorer® 9 or later.|
|Hard Disk Space||120 MB of disk space for installation Note: The disk space required may vary based on options selected for installation.|
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Vista® Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows® 7 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Update)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows 10
.NET Framework 2.0 is required to use Oracle workloads captured using Benchmark Factory 6.9.3 or earlier.
Note: If you encounter an error when installing this software, install the missing prerequisite software. For Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, install the April 2014 update: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2919355. For other operating systems, see the Universal C Runtime Update Prerequisites section.
SQL Server Native Provider
For a list of operating systems that support the SQL Server native provider distributed with Benchmark Factory (native client 11.0), see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280356(v=sql.120).aspx.
Oracle®: 9i, 9.2, 10g, 11g, and 12c (requires Oracle 9 client libraries or higher.)
Benchmark Factory has been tested on Oracle Exadata 2.0 running Oracle database 11g R2.
SQL Server®: 2000 (ODBC only), 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017
SQL Azure™: Benchmark Factory provides limited support of SQL Azure.
SAP® ASE: 12.5, 15, 15.5, 15.7, 16
IBM® DB2® for LUW: 9.x through 10.x, 11.1
IBM® DB2® for z/OS: 9.x through 10.x, 11.1
MySQL: 4.5 and 5.x
|ODBC Database Server||Benchmark Factory supports almost all databases that you can connect to using an ODBC 3.0 or later driver.|
|Cloud Database Service||Oracle Database as a Service|
Before installing Benchmark Factory, review the following for virtualization support:
Benchmark Factory has been tested with the following:
Note: To enter a virtual user key (for additional virtual users), select the Virtual User Pack tab of the Licensing dialog and enter your license key and site message.
License keys compatible with Benchmark Factory 5.8.1 and earlier versions are no longer supported.
In your current version of Benchmark Factory, go to Help | Licensing to find your license number . If not explicitly listed, it may be included as part of the Site Message associated with your key.
Then go to the License Key Upgrade page at: http://license.quest.com/upgrade.
Enter your e-mail address and your existing license number, and follow the prompts.
If you need help finding your license number or an upgrade key, please contact the License Administration team at: https://support.quest.com/licensing-assistance.
The Benchmark Factory release package contains the following products: