Configure DX App Synthetic Monitor

As a System Administrator, you are responsible for the performance of your web environment within set parameters.  allows you to set up monitors, create contacts, and contact groups. The monitors send alerts to the contacts and the contact groups when performance varies from the configured parameters of the following web elements:
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As a System Administrator, you are responsible for the performance of your web environment within set parameters. 
DX APP Synthetic Monitor
 allows you to set up monitors, create contacts, and contact groups. The monitors send alerts to the contacts and the contact groups when performance varies from the configure    d parameters of the following web elements:
  • Network Protocols
  • Applications
  • Application transactions
  • Service transactions
  • Servers
The following diagram shows the configuration process:
Configure DX ASM
Page Contents
Create Contacts
Create contacts that receive performance issue alerts.
Follow these steps:
 
  1. In the 
    Reports & Alerts 
    section, select 
    Alert contacts
    , then select 
    Create contact
    .
  2. Select the 
    Type of contact
    , enter the contact information, and select 
    Save
    .
    The contact is created as the default primary contact.
    You can change the primary default contact at any time.
  3. (Optional) Select 
    Yes, replace all alert contacts in my monitors with '
    new contact
    to set this contact as the default contact.
    1. Select 
      No, thanks
       to keep your default alert contact, then select 
      Go
      .
SMS users receive a text message that requires a response.
Create Contact Groups
To receive alerts in a set order, put the contacts in a group.
Follow these steps:
 
  1. In the 
    Reports & Alerts 
    section, select 
    Alert contacts
    , then select 
    Create group
    .
    The Contact Group page opens.
  2. Enter a Group name and set the 
    Alert order 
    and
     Limits
    .
    • Alert order
      Defines the order in which contacts in a group receive alerts.
      If the primary contact is not available, you can set the number of contacts to receive alerts.
    • Limits
      Specifies the number of contacts that the subscription package sets.
  3. Specify the number of consecutive errors that occur before an alert is sent in the 
    After consecutive errors 
    setting.
  4. (Optional) Select 
    Default contact
     to set the new group as the primary contact.
  5. Select a 
    Folder 
    for the contact group
  6. Select 
    Save
    .
    The group begins receiving alerts.
Set Up Monitors
Configure monitors to track the performance of your web environment from checkpoint locations around the world. 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. In the 
    Monitoring 
    section, select 
    Monitors
    , then select
     New monitor
    .
  2. Select one of the following monitor types:
    • Synthetic Monitor
      Tracks unsecured or SSL-secured web sites.
    • Advanced Synthetic Monitor
      Uses scripting, functional web application monitoring, and full-page monitoring to track web sites.
    • Script Monitor
      Uses scripts that are created with JMeter.
    • Full-Page Monitor (FPM) 
      Tracks a single page visit using a rendering engine, for example, Webkit. The monitor uses the rendering engine to emulate a real browser, such as Safari or Chrome. The FPM verifies the performance of the website from an end-user perspective.
    • (Firefox only) Real Browser Monitor (RBM)
      Uses a real browser to execute JavaScript. The RBM replays the steps of the script and verifies the performance of the website from an end-user perspective.
    The 
    Create monitor
     page opens.
  3. Complete the required fields depending on the monitor type.
    The default timeout for the Advanced, Full-Page, and Real Browser Monitor is 20 seconds. If you receive frequent timeout alerts or your session has multiple steps, consider increasing the timeout values.
  4. Select 
    Save.