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Sematext Synthetics Overview

Sematext Synthetics provides the ability to actively monitor APIs, Web URLs, websites and user journeys/click flows from multiple locations around the globe. Synthetic monitoring helps you ensure the availability and performance of your APIs and websites. While Experience helps you track real user performance of your websites, Synthetics will help you identify downtime and performance by simulating the user requests and interactions with your web page.

Monitors Overview

How it works

You start by creating a Synthetics App. Under the App, you can create an HTTP or Browser monitor. HTTP monitor can be used to monitor any HTTP endpoints like HTTP APIs or Web URLs. HTTP monitor sends an HTTP request to the specified URL with configured request settings and records the timings and response details. Browser monitor can be used to monitor websites and user journey by writing a script that simulates user actions. Browser monitor script executes in a browser and the performance is recorded. While creating the monitor you can specify a list of conditions that decides the result of the run.

The monitors will be periodically scheduled to run from specified locations in an isolated environment. No agent installation is required. For example, a monitor scheduled to run every minute from 2 locations will run 120 times in an hour. The result of each run will be evaluated against the set of conditions specified during the creation. When a condition fails, the run is considered failed. On run failure, you will be alerted based on configured notification hooks.

Locations

Synthetics monitors can be scheduled to run from the following locations:

AMERICAS EUROPE ASIA PACIFIC
N. Virginia, USA Ireland, Europe Mumbai, India
N. California, USA Frankfurt, Germany Singapore
São Paulo, Brazil Sydney, Australia