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How to Set Up Synthetic Monitoring

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We have created a short clip that demonstrates how to Setup Synthetic Monitoring, you can view the clip from here: https://hpanywhere-docs.saas.hp.com/apmdocs/CLIP_Setup_Synth_Monitoring_youtube.htm

 

 

 

Overview:

 

1. Create applications for monitoring via Menu > Synthetic Monitoring Settings. Please note application name must be unique.

Note: You create an initial application for monitoring when you register for Performance Anywhere.

 

2. Add transactions to applications via Menu > Synthetic Monitoring Settings. Just select an application, and click on Transactions to add and edit transactions.

Note: You can add URL transactions, or load pre-recorded scripts. You can record scripts using TruClient or VuGen. These recorders can be downloaded via Menu > Download and Setup > Script Recorders.

 

3. View the default alerts for an application, and create additional alerts as needed. Alerts can be created via the Synthetic Monitoring Settings page. Just select an application, and click on Alerts to add and edit application alerts.

 

4. Enable Diagnostics Application Server Monitoring. To do this, you must install a Diagnostics Agent on the system that hosts the application you want to monitor. You setup the agent to collect performance data from an application server. You download the Diagnostics agent from the Downloads page (select Menu > Downloads and Setup > Diagnostics Agent).

 

 

The Performance Anywhere team

4 REPLIES
Advisor

Re: Configuring Synthetic Monitoring

Upon login to SaaS portal what if the location(s) from the dropdown selection is not listed. For example I am based in HP Austin,TX. Also the youtube url does not seem to work. Besides the location also get an error "... does not meet guidelines" when entering Application Name as hp.com IT. Please advise.

Advisor

Re: Configuring Synthetic Monitoring

The Application Name field does not process special characters like blank,. so the issue is resolved. Any nearest location field can be chosen. Thanks Fabio.

HPE Expert

Re: Configuring Synthetic Monitoring

When opened in Chrome, the page displays fine.

When in Firefox 20, the page requires an Adobe plug-in.

When in IE8 I click on the link, a new page opens but with "Navigation to the webpage was canceled".

 

Here's the HTML returned:

 

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Frequent Advisor

Re: Configuring Synthetic Monitoring

Hi,

Regarding the IE8 - you will need to install the Chrome Plug-in in order to work with IE.

 

Thanks,

Meidan