Adding user monitors & synthetic transactions


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Adding user monitors & synthetic transactions

Video Transcript

Speakers in this video: Jimmy (GetApp) and Jason (Monitis)

Jason: We also have our end-user monitors. These allow you to visualize how your website is performing based on certain metrics. So, we can click on our full page load here which will allow us to add and monitor with the URL or IP. Then this actually goes out and downloads the entire page of the website and allows you to get a waterfall view.

So, if we close the setup wizard here and we come to my transition full page tab -- I have some full page loads set up for two different sites here. I can come to any point in the graph and I can click on that point. I can get it that waterfall breakdown, so I can see how those elements loaded. I can see those elements based on blocking, DNS lookup, connecting, the statistics that matter, as far as, if an element is taking a long time to load or if the page is taking a long time to load.

Coming back to our end-user monitors, we also have our synthetic transactions. So, if I scroll down on this tab here I have a synthetic transaction setup. These synthetic transactions allow you to be able to navigate a website basically creating a web flow. So, we'd be able to go to a website, possibly log in using a user name and password and then doing some additional clicks behind that.

This current script is allowing me to go to, signing in with my account and then quickly signing out. We have the same functionality as the full page. I can come to any point on the graph. I'll be able to see the steps that were completed successfully. If for any reason there's a failure the step would light up red. I would be able to click on that step. I would then be able to get a screen capture of the screen of the website, based on the failure. Then I also get that same waterfall view so I can see which element, if any, caused the lag, to cause the site to possibly slow down or not complete properly.

Alright. I also have -- or we also have our end-user monitoring which we use real user monitoring. This allows you to embed a small snippet of code onto your site. Once that code is embedded on your site we track the number of page views that come across. So, users that would be executing your site. In addition, we also include the browser type. If it's IE, if it's Firefox, Google Chrome. We also give you the platform type. We show the OS. So, whether it's IOS, Windows, Linux. We also give you the number of -- or the geographic location that those customers are coming from. This will give you the overall performance, the page views, browsers, platforms and geographic regions that those customers are coming from.