Client side breakdown data

When enabled, you can collect client side breakdown data to analyze user experience for a specific business process.

The NV Insights report

A comprehensive report based on the selected script that provides information about how your application performs for a specific business process.

After the test runs, the NV Insights report will be available from the client side breakdown report page.

Client side breakdown report known limitations:

Limitation description Limitation
Load generators Test must be configured to run on cloud load generators.

Number of scripts

You can specify one script per test to generate a client side breakdown report.

Script type

The following script types are supported:

  • VuGen Web HTTP/HTML
  • VuGen Mobile Application HTTP/HTML
  • TruClient Mobile Web for Firefox and IE
  • TruClient Web for Firefox and IE
IP Whitelist The client side breakdown report is not supported.
Your script is configured to run with proxy settings that are inaccessible from outside your local network

Client side breakdown widgets and report will not generate.

Disable the proxy and run the test again.

If the issue persists, open a support ticket.

Client Side Breakdown report limitations
  • The name of the script is not displayed in the report.
  • The network scenario is displayed as default scenario.
  • Total throughput per transaction is not supported.

Troubleshooting client side breakdown report generation

  • The report is generated for the location with the highest distribution of Vusers. If the distribution is spread equally amongst locations, a location is randomly selected.
  • If emulation is specified, the report will generate for the network profile that has the highest distribution of Vusers.
  • A report might not generate for the following reasons:
    • The test duration is too short.
    • The script does not contain network actions.

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Transaction response time breakdown data with Micro Focus Analytics

When enabled, you can collect navigation timing data on up to five scripts to analyze user experience for a specific business process.

Scripts are run on the location with the highest distribution of Vusers. If the distribution is spread equally amongst locations, a location is randomly selected.

If emulation is specified, scripts are run on the network profile that has the highest distribution of Vusers.

Data is gathered for the following metrics for each transaction in the breakdown script:

Metric Description
Blocked

Average amount of time for all HTTP(s) requests in the queue waiting for a network connection.

DNS

Average amount of time taken for all HTTP(s) requests to resolve a host name.

Connect Average amount of time taken for all HTTP(s) to create a TCP connection.
Send Average amount of time taken to send an HTTP request to the server.
Wait

Average amount of time taken for all HTTP(s) waiting for a response from the server.

SSL

Average amount of time for all HTTP(s) requests to negotiate SSL/TLS.

Receive Average amount of time taken for all HTTP(s) requests to read an entire response from the server (or cache).
Client TRT

Transaction response time minus the sum of all the metrics above.

Note: Transaction Response Time (TRT) included in Client Side Breakdown is different from TRT included in reports. In Client Side Breakdown, TRT includes Wasted Time, which is time spent during a transaction for internal functionality of the script engine. In reports, TRT does not include Wasted Time.

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Client side breakdown with WebPage Test

When navigation breakdown is configured, WebPageTest agents collect data for the locations specified in the Distributions page.

For each location, the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are used, and the network conditions defined in the navigation breakdown page are enforced.

Each browser navigates to the defined URL(s) once in the middle of the test, when the load is at its peak, and once at the end of the test, when the load is over.

After the test is finished, the WebPageTest report for each navigation will be available from the client side breakdown report page.

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