Create a single-URL browser monitor

Synthetic monitoring gives you the option of creating two kinds of browser monitors—single-URL and clickpaths—to check the availability and performance of your web application at regular intervals. Single-URL browser monitors conduct availability tests of a single page of your website or web application. You also have the option of checking performance.

Create a single-URL browser monitor

  1. Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
  2. Select Create a synthetic monitor at top right > Create a browser monitor.
  3. On the Configure a browser monitor page, type in the URL you want to monitor and either use the default Name or provide your own.
  4. Configure your monitor appropriately, including selecting the profile of your emulated device and other settings.
    Configure a browser monitor
  5. Choose Select frequency and locations to continue configuration—select monitor locations and frequency. See Configure browser monitors for details.
    Monitor frequency and locations
  6. Select View monitor summary at the bottom of the page.
  7. On the Summary page, you can review and change your configuration (Change URL or name; Change configuration).
    Single-URL browser monitor summary
  8. Click Create browser monitor. Within a few minutes, you'll receive monitoring data for your new browser monitor.

View the analytics of a browser monitor

  1. Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
  2. Optional Select Browser in the left menu to filter by single-URL browser monitors.
  3. From the list of monitors, select the browser monitor you want to examine. You're directed to the Synthetic details page for the browser monitor.

The details page of each monitor provides detailed results, for example, availability metrics and problems detected.

Select the Browse (...) button and select View report. Select the month and week for your report timeframe.

While viewing the Availability report, you can choose to receive a weekly or a monthly availability report and even share the report—select Browse (...) again and choose the respective option. When you first set up your monitor, reports are available after the first weekly run (made at midnight on Sundays).

Disable or delete a browser monitor

  1. Navigate to the Synthetic dashboard.
  2. Opt to view the dashboard in list format.
  3. Select the check box next to the monitor you want to delete or disable.
  4. Select Delete or Disable at bottom right.
    Disable browser monitor

You can also delete a monitor from the details page:

  1. Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
  2. Select the monitor you're interested in.
  3. Select the Browse (...) button and select either Disable or Delete.