Monitors

A monitor gathers data about your servers during your load test. To add monitors, select Assets > Monitors.

For details of supported monitor versions, see Version compatibility.

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 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 a Dynatrace on-premises monitor

Action How to
Before you start Make sure that:
  • There is a dashboard in Dynatrace containing chart-type dashlets that display the information you want to view in LoadRunner Cloud.
  • A LoadRunner Cloud Monitor Agent has been installed and configured for Dynatrace, and that it is started. For 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 Dynatrace as your monitor type.
Configure the 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 Dynatrace monitor is up and running, and that LoadRunner Cloud is connecting to it.

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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 NewRelic 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 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 metrics to monitor.

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