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Set up Splunk Synthetic Monitoring 🔗

Monitor the performance of your web pages and applications by running synthetic Browser, Uptime, and API tests. These tests let you proactively alert the relevant teams when a site or user flow they manage becomes unavailable, as well as report on the performance of a site or user flow over time.

Get started 🔗

Splunk Synthetic Monitoring does not require extensive installation and setup: you can get started by creating your first test directly in the Splunk Synthetic Monitoring user interface.

Follow these steps to familiarize yourself with each of the synthetic test types:

  1. Set up your first Uptime test

  2. Set up your first Browser test

  3. (Optional) Link Synthetic spans to APM spans

  4. (Optional) Integrate with Splunk RUM

Set up your first Uptime test 🔗

To begin learning what you can do with Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, start by setting up a simple Uptime test. See Set up an Uptime test for instructions.

Learn more about Uptime tests 🔗

Set up your first Browser test 🔗

Once you’ve successfully created an Uptime test, set up a Browser test to run a synthetic check on a webpage. You can provide the URL to a webpage you manage, or you can start by testing the performance of another website you like to visit. See Set up a Browser test for instructions.

Learn more about Browser tests 🔗

(Optional) Integrate with Splunk RUM 🔗

Integrate with Splunk RUM so that you can automatically measure Web Vital metrics against your run results. Web vitals capture key metrics that affect user experience and assess the overall performance of your site. For more, see Splunk RUM metrics integration.

(Optional) Configure your application 🔗

If you use Splunk Synthetic Monitoring to monitor an application or website with allow/block lists or a web analytics tool, you might want to adjust the settings to accommodate traffic from Splunk Synthetic Monitoring. See Configure your site to accommodate synthetic tests for detailed instructions.

Continue learning 🔗

See Key concepts in Splunk Synthetic Monitoring to learn more about important terms and concepts in Splunk Synthetic Monitoring.