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Real Browser Monitor (RBM) provides live End-User experience measurement. RBM opens up a Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser and monitors a web application just like how a real user sees it. It supports playback from different geographical locations.

 

For eg., if you have different users logging in to your application from UK, US, Germany, Australia, etc. you can monitor their experience from a central Applications Manager Server. You could have the Applications Manager running in a data center in India and have the Real Browser Monitor agents deployed in other geographical locations and have it report Web Application Performance data to the central site. This way you can monitor the availability and performance of the website pages at different locations.

 

Browse through the following topics to understand Real Browser Monitoring in Applications Manager:

 

 

Working of Real Browser Monitor

 

System requirements for the machine where EUM agent is to be deployed

 

Monitoring End-User Experience with RBM Monitor

 

The availability and response time of the recorded URLs will be monitored according to the poll interval set. Alarms are configured based on threshold configurations. So, if the health of the URLs is critical, alarms will be generated.

The Availability tab gives the Availability history for the past 24 hours or 30 days. The Performance tab gives the Health history for the past 24 hours or 30 days and also the Total Response Time of the various monitors. The List view enables you to perform bulk admin configurations. Click on the individual monitors listed to view the following information:

Monitor Information

Parameter

Description

Name

Denotes the name Real Browser Monitor

Health

Denotes the health (Clear, Warning, Critical) of the monitor based on its dependencies.

Polling Interval

Time set for the polling interval

Agent

Name of the EUM agent

Script

Name of the Webscript

Availability The current status of the monitor - whether up or down
Validation Results of the functions - Content Check, Element check will be updated for each URL.
Content Check - You can validate a specific content in the page.
Element Check - You can validate a specific element like Hyperlink in the page.

Performance - Last One hour

Parameter

Description

Average Response Time

The average response time for accessing an URL or total average response time of the URL Sequence (takes into account the avg.response time of the individual URLs in the Sequence)

Current Response Time

The current response time of the individual URL or the entire URL Sequence

PageSize - Last One Hour

Parameter

Description

Current Page Size

The current page size of the URL in bytes

% Page Size Change

The percentage change in current page size when compared to previous page size

Previous Page Size The page size of URL in the previous poll

RBM Dashboard

The RBM dashboard provides an overview of the status of your webscripts or transactions from multiple locations. If you click on the individual scripts listed, it will take you to a page which shows the following metrics:

FAQ:

 

1. How does Real Browser monitor differ from URL Sequence monitor?

 

The URL sequence monitor supports only the recording of URL sequences and not the actions performed in the URLs. Also, RBM supports playback from different geographical locations unlike a URL sequence monitor.

 

See Also

Creating New Monitor - Real Browser Monitor

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