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:
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) 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.