How do I create a browser monitor?

Synthetic monitoring gives you the option of creating browser monitors to check the availability and performance of your web application at regular intervals.

Create a browser monitor

  1. Select Synthetic in the navigation menu.
  2. Click the Add synthetic monitor button.
  3. On the Create a new synthetic monitor page, type in the URL you want to monitor and either use the default name or add your own.
  4. Select and configure the profile of the emulated device.
  5. Click the Set up browser monitor button.
  6. Configure your monitor appropriately.
  7. Click Create 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. From the list of the defined browser monitors, click the browser monitor you want to examine. This will take you to the analytics page of the browser monitor.

The analytics page of a browser monitor provides details regarding, for example, the availability metrics and problems detected.

If you click the Browse button (...), you can select View report to view a report of the monitoring results for a duration that you can specify through the drop boxes appearing in the top right corner.

While on the reports' page, you can choose to receive a weekly or a monthly availability report and even share the report by clicking the Browse (...) button and selecting the respective option.

Disable or delete a browser monitor

  1. Select Synthetic in the navigation menu.
  2. Click the browser monitor you are interested in.
  3. Click the Browse (...) button and, depending on what you want to do, select either Disable monitor or Delete monitor.