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Benchmark Factory for Database 8.0 - Release Notes

Third Party Known Issues

Third-Party Known Issues

Feature Known Issue Defect ID

Connections -


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.


System Requirements

Before installing Benchmark, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Requirement Details

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:

  • Oracle®
  • SQL Server®
  • MySQL
  • SQLite
  • SAP SQL Anywhere® (Adaptive Server® Anywhere)

512 MB of RAM recommended

Note: The memory required may vary based on the following:

  • Applications that are running on your system.
  • Size and complexity of the database.
  • Amount of database activity.
  • Number of concurrent users accessing the database.
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.
Operating System

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

.NET Framework 2.0 is required to use Oracle workloads captured using Benchmark Factory 6.9.3 or earlier.

Additional Software

The Universal C Runtime component for Windows is required. See Universal C Runtime Update or Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 to download this software.

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: 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

Database Server

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.

Note: Oracle Capture/Replay of workloads must use Oracle 9i or higher.

SQL Server®: 2000 (ODBC only), 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017

  • Benchmark Factory has been tested against SQL Server 2017 running on Windows or Linux.

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

Note: The 32-bit version of Benchmark Factory requires the 32-bit versions of the client libraries (including ODBC drivers). The 64-bit version requires 64-bit client libraries.

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

Virtualization Support

Before installing Benchmark Factory, review the following for virtualization support:

Requirement Details
Application Virtualization

Benchmark Factory has been tested with the following:

  • Citrix XenApp 6.5

Product Licensing

Product Licensing

To activate a trial license

  1. In the Licensing dialog, enter your license (Authorization) key.
  2. Enter the site message included with the license key.

To activate a purchased commercial license

  1. In the Licensing dialog, enter your license (Authorization) key.
  2. Enter the site message included with the license key.

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.

Earlier-Version License Keys

License keys compatible with Benchmark Factory 5.8.1 and earlier versions are no longer supported.

To upgrade your license key

  1. 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.

    Example: ACCOUNTNAME-nnn-nnn-nnn

  2. Then go to the License Key Upgrade page at:

  3. 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:

Getting Started

Contents of the Release Package

The Benchmark Factory release package contains the following products:

  1. Benchmark Factory version 8.0
  2. Product Documentation, including:
    • User Guide
    • Online Help
    • Release Notes

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