Synthetics monitoring is a vital tool for ensuring your applications are running smoothly and your customers are having the best possible experience. With New Relic Synthetics, you can monitor your applications, websites, and APIs in real-time, and detect any issues before they become critical. This guide will show you how to get Synthetics monitoring up and running in New Relic.
Preparing For Synthetics Monitoring
Before setting up Synthetics monitoring in New Relic, there are a few things you should consider. First, it’s important to assess your application and identify the areas that need monitoring. Are there any specific pages or functions that require extra attention? Are there any potential performance issues that need to be addressed? Once you have identified the areas that need to be monitored, you can start setting up Synthetics monitoring in New Relic.
Next, you’ll need to decide what type of monitoring you want to use. Synthetics monitoring can be used to track the performance of your applications, websites, and APIs. You can also use Synthetics to test specific scenarios and simulate user behavior. This can help you identify any potential issues before they become critical.
Finally, you’ll need to decide what metrics you want to track. Synthetics monitoring can be used to track a variety of metrics, including page load times, API response times, and error rates. You can also track custom metrics, such as the number of concurrent users or the number of requests per second.
Setting Up Synthetics Monitoring in New Relic
Once you have prepared for Synthetics monitoring, you can begin setting it up in New Relic. First, log in to your New Relic account and select the “Synthetics” tab in the left-hand menu. This will open the Synthetics dashboard, where you can create and manage your Synthetics monitors.
To create a new monitor, click the “Create Monitor” button. You will then be prompted to select a monitor type. You can choose from a variety of options, including HTTP monitors, browser monitors, and API monitors. Once you have selected a monitor type, you can configure the monitor settings. This includes specifying the URL or API endpoint to be monitored, as well as the frequency of the checks.
Next, you can configure the alerting settings for the monitor. This includes setting the thresholds for the alert, as well as the channels that the alert will be sent through (e.g. email, SMS, etc.). Once you have configured the alerting settings, you can save the monitor.