In order to use Experience monitoring to monitor an application, you need to create a web app group. The web app group contains one or more web paths. Typically, all web paths within a web app group use the same target app.

Create a web app group

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.

To create a web app group:

Initiate web app group creation

  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.
    • If a monitoring point has more than one interface available they will appear in the Local Network Interface column.
  3. Select the interface(s) to use.
  4. If the monitoring point is in a location serviced by a proxy, click the appropriate link in the Proxy Settings column.
    • The Edit Proxy Settings dialog appears.
      1. In the Proxy Type field, select the type of proxy being used.
      2. In the Proxy Address field, specify the IP address of the proxy server.
      3. In the Username field, specify a username recognized by the proxy server.
      4. In the Password field, specify the password associated with the Username.
      5. Click Submit.
  5. 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. In the App License Type field, select the license type.
    • Selecting Unlicensed will free up the application license.
  7. In the Interval field, select the script execution interval.
    • The minimum interval you can choose depends on the license type.
  8. 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.

Edit a web app group

You can edit a web app group configuration after it has been created. You can edit a web app group from either the Web App Groups page or from the Web Paths page.

To edit a web app group from the Web App Groups page:

  1. Navigate to Experience > Web App Groups.
  2. For the web app group you want to edit, click Configure.
    • The web app group details are presented in “Edit Mode”.
  3. Update the configuration as required.
  4. Click Save.
    • The configuration changes are saved.

To edit a web app group from the Web Paths page:

  1. Navigate to Experience > Web Paths.
  2. For a web path in the web app group you want to edit, click > Edit Web App.
  3. Click Configure.
    • The web app group details are presented in “Edit Mode”.
  4. Update the configuration as required.
  5. Click Save.
    • The configuration changes are saved.

Rename a web app group

To rename a web app group:

  1. Navigate to Experience > Web App Groups.
  2. For the web app group you want to edit, in the Action dropdown, select Rename.
  3. In the Name field, update the web app group name.
  4. Click Save.
    • The web app group name is changed.

Copy a web app group

To make a copy of a web app group:

  1. Navigate to Experience > Web App Groups.
  2. For the web app group you want to copy, in the Action dropdown, select Copy.
  3. In the Name field, update the web app group name.
  4. Click Save.
    • A copy of the web app group is created.

Delete a web app group

To delete a web app group:

  1. Navigate to Experience > Web App Groups.
  2. For the web app group you want to delete, in the Action dropdown, select Delete.
  3. Click OK.
    • The web app group is deleted.

Edit proxy settings

Proxy settings must be configured when a monitoring point needs to access a web app via a proxy. Typically this is done when you create a web app group but it can be done after the web app group is created.

To edit proxy settings:

  1. Navigate to Experience > Web App Groups.
  2. For the web app group you want to edit, click Configure.
    • The web app group details are presented in “Edit Mode”.
  3. In the Monitor from… pane, click next to the monitoring point and interface to be configured.
    • The Monitoring Points for Web App Group:<group-name> page opens.
  4. Click the appropriate link in the Proxy Settings column.
    • The Edit Proxy Settings dialog appears.
      1. In the Proxy Type field, select the type of proxy being used.
      2. In the Proxy Address field, specify the IP address of the proxy server.
      3. In the Username field, specify a username recognized by the proxy server.
      4. In the Password field, specify the password associated with the Username.
      5. Click Submit.
  5. Click OK.
    • You return to the Web App Groups page.
  6. Click Save.
    • The proxy settings are updated.
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