1. Prerequisites
  2. Create a web app group
  3. Specify source monitoring points
  4. Specify web app URLs
  5. Specify workflows
  6. Next Steps

In order to monitor a web application you need to create a web app group with at least one web path. The web path is a unique combination of monitoring point, web application (target), and workflow (which contains a script that interacts with the web application).

When you create a web app group you are asked to specify the source monitoring points, web app URLs, and workflows you wish to use. A web path is then created for all combinations of these components. For example, four monitoring points, two web app URLs, and one workflow results in eight web paths being created in the web app group.

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are required to create a web app group:

Create a web app group

  1. Navigate to Experience > Web App Groups.
  2. Click + Web App Group.
  3. In the Name field, specify a name for the web app group.
  4. In the Description field, describe the web app group (optional).
  5. Click Next.
    • You return to the Web App Groups page.

Specify source monitoring points

  1. In the Monitor from… pane, click .
    • The Monitoring Points for Web App Group:<group-name> page opens.
  2. Select the monitoring points you want to use.
  3. Click OK.
    • You return to the Web App Groups page.

Specify web app URLs

  1. In the Monitor to… pane, click .
    • The Add Monitor Target page opens.
  2. In the Target URL field, specify the URL of the web app you are monitoring.
  3. In the Variables field, specify any script variables that apply to all scripts in the web app group (optional).
    • This is typically left until your script is written.
  4. Click OK.
    • You return to the Web App Groups page.

Specify workflows

  1. In the Workflows… pane, click .
    • The Add Workflow page opens.
  2. In the Name field, specify a name for the workflow.
  3. In the Description field, describe the workflow (optional).
  4. For a basic web app group, leave the other fields on the page at their default values.
  5. Click OK.
    • You return to the Web App Groups page.
  6. Click Save.
    • The web app group is created.

Limited support: All Global Monitoring Points support Selenium scripting but not all Enterprise Monitoring Points do. See Monitoring Point Feature Comparison for details. APM prevents you from creating unsupported combinations of monitoring point and scripting language by either limiting your monitoring point choices or preventing you from selecting Selenium Script as the scripting language.

Next Steps

Once a web app group is created, the associated monitoring point(s) will start executing the workflow script(s) against the web app target(s) and sending results back to APM for review.

Possible next steps include: