Synthetic backbone

Applies to DC RUM 2017

The Synthetic Backbone overview report provides a general overview of the performance of tests and backbone nodes available for the selected DPN account. From there, you can access more detailed reports on tests, pages, and nodes.

Access:

  • On the NAM Server, open the main menu

    and select Reports ► Synthetic ► Backbone
    or

  • On the NAM Server, open the Dashboard

    and, on the Featured tab, click the Synthetic overview tile:


    You can drill down from there.

Overview

The Overview tab is an entry point of the analysis of tests and backbone nodes available for the selected DPN account. To change the account, use the Account selection table at the top of the report.

Data is presented on both charts and tables. The basic metrics to help you analyze the general performance of tests and nodes. The metrics used are test availability, a breakdown of successful and failing pages, and average response time.

If you are interested in a general overview of performance presented from the perspective of tests, pages, or backbones, you can use the tabs in the top of the report to see the full data scope for a selected entity without narrowing the view to selected points.

If you want to make a deeper analysis into individual tests, backbones, and the most problematic pages in the tests, the test and backbone charts and tables are there for you.

Tests

The report presents the details of the performance of tests executed for the selected DPN account.

The test report is an entry point of analysis from the perspective of tests. Use drilldown links in the report columns to analyze the performance of an individual test or the pages tested within a single test execution.

Pages

This tab presents the details of the performance of pages that were accessed as a result of executing tests for the selected DPN account.

The report is an entry point of analysis from the perspective of pages. Use drilldown links in the report columns to analyze the performance pages tested within a test execution, or the individual pages using the Pages log table in the bottom of the report.

Nodes

This tab presents presents the details of the performance of nodes used to execute tests for the selected DPN account.

This tab is an entry point of analysis from the perspective of backbone nodes. Use drilldowns to analyze the performance of tests or the pages in the context of the selected node.