This guide includes some ideas on how to improve web uptime.
1. Investigate synthetics checks
Investigate and resolve failed synthetics checks when they occur. Tips on how to do this:
- Check multiple locations.
- Set up an alert to notify you when multiple locations fail.
2. Create workloads
Create workloads that correlate synthetic monitors with browser applications, services, and infrastructure. Include a link to the workload in the alert runbook. You can also find the correlated workload for a synthetic using global search.
Make sure that alerts are configured for each tier of your workload. This way you can see the health of each of the tiers in one view. This will save you time in troubleshooting. You don't need to create alert notifications for each tier to benefit from this view.
3. Investigate outages at lowest tier first
Use the tools that are available to you for troubleshooting:
- Make sure that distributed tracing is enabled for browser monitoring as well as APM.
- Use the browser UI to help you understand what is happening at the end user tier.
- Use Lookout to help you understand what's causing flapping or reoccurring issues.