New Relic Synthetics automatically records each simple and scripted browser monitor check, allowing you to see the load time and response size for every run, as well as the exact order in which each resource loaded.
Use the Results page and the selected monitor's details page to:
- Select a resource to view load timing, response and request headers, and other details.
- Use these details to find problems and diagnose performance issues.
- Run rechecks to verify a single failing location or result when needed.
For information on ping monitors, see View ping monitor results.
To access a complete list of simple and scripted monitor results from the Results page:
- Go to synthetics.newrelic.com > (select a monitor) > Results.
- To find the type of result you're looking for, sort the list and filter by location. For example, to locate an unusually fast response time from Ireland, sort by Duration (asc) and disable all locations except Ireland, EU.
- To understand how your website performed at a specific moment in time, including details of load time and response size, use the Results page's detail view.
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|Get details about page resources||
Use the timeline view. (For API test monitors, there may be only one page resource.)
From the timeline view, you can:
|View transaction traces||
Selecting a transaction trace will also reveal more details in New Relic APM.
|Verify a single failing location or result||
Select the monitor, then click Recheck.
|Share a result||
Copy the unique URL from your browser's address bar; for example:
You can then share this URL with anyone else who has access to your New Relic account data.
|Quickly access another monitor||
View script logs
Scripted browser and API test results also include a Script log, which includes the contents of the selected script. You can also manually record script milestones by including logging functions in your script.
The console log is located at the end of the script log:
// ----------------------------------- Console log Loading website New Relic Docs Verifying the title Documentation | New Relic Documentation Verifying an element exists tag name h1 If we got this far: SUCCESS!
Simple browser and scripted browser monitors have the capability to take screenshots. By default, both simple browser and scripted browser monitors take screenshots only if a check fails. However scripted browser monitors can take a screenshot on every check if you manually call take screenshot in your script.
Keep in mind that scripted browser monitors only save the last screenshot taken.
For some monitor types, the overall monitor check duration will be larger than the individual page request durations. This is because some browser behaviors are not measured individually but still count towards the total check time.
Examples of unmeasured behaviors include:
- Resource pre-fetching and prioritization
- DNS pre-resolve
- TCP pre-connect
- Page pre-rendering