The new local system monitoring functionality in QTP (File> Settings> Local System Monitor) allows you to track the client (local-side) computer resources used by the application instance that you test during a session of the execution .

You can follow a number of different system counters to see the effects that your application has on the system. You can also set upper limits for the meters. If any of these counters exceed specified limits, the test fails.

In addition, you can export data from the System Monitoring tab for a variety of file types.

The results generated for the counters you are monitor are displayed as a line chart in a special tab in the System Monitor Test Results window.

The points mentioned in the chart are synchronized with the stages of the Run Results tree. When you select a step in the tree, the (red line) Step current jumps to the corresponding location in the table.

You can also export the data from the chart if it can still be analyzed in other programs.