Monitors

A monitor gathers data about your servers, such as an application or web, during your load test.

Manage monitors

Manage your monitors in one of the following places:

  • Assets > Monitors tab

  • Load Tests > Monitors pane

Use the Assets area to manage monitors globally in the LoadRunner Cloud repository, and make them available to all tests in your project. Use the Load Tests area to manage monitors for a specific test.

Add monitors to your test assets

Use the Assets > Monitors tab to add application or server monitors to your test assets. Once the monitors are added to the assets, they will be available for all of your load tests.

The following actions are available from the Monitors tab:

UI element Action

Create

Opens the New Monitor dialog box. Choose one of the available monitors:

Edit Opens the Edit monitor window, allowing you to edit the name and measurements that you want to monitor.
Delete Removes the selected monitors.

Add monitors to your load test

The load test's Monitors page shows the monitor configured for the load test. Each load test can only be assigned one type of server or application monitor. You can, however, have multiple monitors of a single type.

The listed monitor collects data about the test run during your load tests. The metrics for the collected data are shown in the Monitors node in the Dashboard.

To set up a server or application monitor for your load test, do one of the following:

For details about the supported monitor versions, see the Support Matrix.

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Add a SiteScope on-premises monitor

If your application is behind a firewall, use a SiteScope on-premises monitor to monitor your load test. You can download the latest version from the SiteScope Downloads page.

Action How to
Before you start Make sure that:
  • A data integration tag has been set up in SiteScope.
  • A LoadRunner Cloud agent has been installed and is started. For more details, see LoadRunner Cloud agent.
Create a monitor
  1. From the Assets > Monitor page, click Create to open the New Monitor dialog box.
  2. Select SiteScope on-premise as your monitor type.
Configure your monitor

Select metrics to monitor.

Tip: To expand the full list of metrics, click the Expand button.

In addition to the standard monitors, the following Dynamic Docker monitor types are supported:

  • Docker
  • Cluster Swarm

When you select a Dynamic Docker monitor type, all metrics are added to your test definition.

You can also find additional information on this topic in the blog Agentless monitoring meets cloud load testing: LoadRunner Cloud with SiteScope.

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Add a New Relic monitor

Create a monitor From the Assets > Monitor page, click Create to open the New Monitor dialog box.
Add a New Relic monitor
  1. Select NewRelic as your monitor type.
  2. Enter your New Relic REST API Key.
  3. Select an application to monitor.
Configure your monitor Give the monitor a name, and select metrics to monitor.
  • To expand the full list of measurements, click the Expand button.

  • If there are more than 500 metrics, the Expand/Collapse buttons are disabled.

  • If no measurements are listed, make sure that your New Relic monitor is up and running, and that LoadRunner Cloud is connecting to it.

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Add a Dynatrace SaaS monitor

Create a monitor
  1. From the Assets > Monitor page, click Create to open the New Monitor dialog box.
  2. Select Dynatrace SaaS as your monitor type.
Add a Dynatrace SaaS monitor
  1. Enter the URL for your Dynatrace SaaS console.
  2. Enter your Dynatrace API token.
  3. Click Connect.
  4. Select the host you want to use.

    Note: You can select only one host. To use additional hosts, you must create a new monitor in LoadRunner Cloud for each host you want to use.

Configure your monitor Select the metrics to monitor.

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Add an AppDynamics monitor

You can add a server monitor for a SaaS based version of AppDynamics.

Create a monitor From the Assets > Monitor page, click Create to open the New Monitor dialog box
Add an AppDynamics monitor
  1. Select AppDynamics as your monitor type.
  2. Enter the following AppDynamics controller login credentials:
    • Server URL - the AppDynamics controller URL.

    • Account name - the AppDynamics account.

    • User name - the AppDynamics account.

    • Password - the AppDynamics password (included in the AppDynamics welcome email).

    Tip: To view your AppDynamics controller login credentials, access your AppDynamics subscription, select your controller, and click Show Contoller Login Info.

  3. Click Connect.
  4. Select a server to monitor.
Configure your monitor Give the monitor a name, and select metrics to monitor.
  • To expand the full list of measurements, click the Expand button.

  • If no measurements are listed, make sure that your AppDynamics monitor is up and running.
  • For details of the supported AppDynamics metrics, see Supported AppDynamics metrics below.

Note: When using an AppDynamics monitor in a load test, AppDynamics metrics are shown with a delay of approximately two minutes. This means that a load test that runs for less than three minutes may not display any AppDynamics metrics.

Supported AppDynamics metrics

Currently, LoadRunner Cloud supports only a subset of hardware resource metrics for servers. The following are the supported AppDynamics metrics:

  • Hardware Resources|CPU|%Busy
  • Hardware Resources|CPU|%Stolen
  • Hardware Resources|CPU|System
  • Hardware Resources|Memory|Swap Used %,
  • Hardware Resources|Memory|Used %
  • Hardware Resources|Load|Last 1 minute
  • Hardware Resources|Load|Last 5 minutes
  • Hardware Resources|Load|Last 15 minutes
  • Hardware Resources|Network|Outgoing KB/sec,
  • Hardware Resources|Network|Incoming KB/sec
  • Hardware Resources|Network|Incoming Errors/min
  • Hardware Resources|Network|Outgoing Errors/min
  • Hardware Resources|Machine|Availability

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Add an Application Insights monitor

Create a monitor From the Assets > Monitor page, click Create to open the New Monitor dialog box
Add an Applications Insights monitor
  1. Select Application Insights as your monitor type.
  2. Enter your Application Insights application ID.
  3. Enter your Application Insights API key.
Configure your monitor Give the monitor a name, and select the metrics to monitor.

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