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. Select Add tag to apply manually created tags to the monitor. You can choose from auto-complete suggestions as you type or create your own. (After the monitor has been created, you can manage tags from the Synthetic details page.
  5. Configure your monitor appropriately, including selecting the profile of your emulated device and other settings.
    Configure a browser monitor
  6. Choose Select frequency and locations to continue configuration—select monitor locations and frequency. See Configure browser monitors for details.
    Monitor frequency and locations
  7. Select View monitor summary at the bottom of the page.
  8. On the Summary page, you can review and change your configuration (Change URL or name; Change configuration).
    Single-URL browser monitor summary
  9. 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.

Disable or delete a browser monitor

Monitors are enabled by default when you create them.

Disabling a synthetic monitor suspends further executions but retains the monitor and its measurement data. Any open performance and availability problems time out when a monitor is disabled (see Synthetic calculations for details). Deletion removes a monitor and its associated measurement data; this is irreversible. Before deleting a monitor, we recommend that you disable it first and ensure that you no longer require its measurement data.

To disable or delete a monitor

  1. Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
  2. Opt to view the Synthetic page in list format.
  3. Select the check box for the monitor you want to delete or disable.
  4. Select Delete or Disable in the lower-left corner.
    Disable browser monitor

You can also disable or 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.