Synthetic monitoring: Summary page

The Summary page of synthetic monitoring gives you an at-a-glance understanding of your website's performance. You can look for trends in request/response times, connection times, and errors. Use the filter to narrow data to attributes or values of interest, or recheck failed monitors.

View the Summary page

To access your monitor's Summary page: Go to one.newrelic.com > Synthetics > (select a monitor). You can also access it from one.newrelic.com > Entity explorer > Synthetic monitors > (select a monitor).

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The Summary page gives you a high-level view of your website's performance, and has shortcuts to location checks, alert violations, and your monitor's metadata.

Understand the Summary page

Use the Summary page to understand your website's performance:

Synthetics Summary charts Description
Success and failure rate

This shows the monitor's overall success rate and total number of check failed during the given timeframe, the number of locations that are failing, and the error message for the last error detected.

The timeframe displayed will vary depending on the frequency of the monitor:

  • 1 minutes = 30 minutes
  • 5 minutes = 1.5 hours
  • 15 minutes = 7.5 hours
  • 30 minutes = 15 hours
  • 1 hour = 30 hours
  • 6 hours = 7.5 days
  • 12 hours = 15 days
  • 24 hours = 30 days
Page load time and availability

This shows the page load times and availability, the percentage of monitor runs that were successful, for each monitor location. The timeframe displayed will vary depending on the frequency of the monitor:

  • 1 minutes = 30 minutes
  • 5 minutes = 1.5 hours
  • 15 minutes = 7.5 hours
  • 30 minutes = 15 hours
  • 1 hour = 30 hours
  • 6 hours = 7.5 days
  • 12 hours = 15 days
  • 24 hours = 30 days
Request/response times

This shows the time that it took the ping monitor to send and receive a response, and is broken down into duration sent, duration wait, and duration received.

Durations can be displayed as Average, Median, or 95th Percentile. For more information see, Percentiles: Ranking data.

This is only available for ping monitor results.

Connection times

This shows the breakdown for the network connections to be established for this monitor, and is broken down into the DNS, SSL, and connection durations.

Duration can be displayed as Average, Median, or 95th Percentile. For more information see, Percentiles: Ranking data.

This is only available for ping monitor results.

Non-200 response codes

This shows any (non-200) error response code that were received as a result of running this monitor.

This is only available for ping monitor results.

Activity panel

Displays any recent activity associated with the monitor, including:

  • Monitor name
  • Number of open violations
  • Activity on the monitor, including recent open and closed violations and audit events.
  • Metadata and tags.
  • Monitored entities: This is any New Relic entity that is observed when this monitor runs and includes the entity alert status. Selecting an entity status will navigate to the monitored entity summary page.

Use page functions

The Summary page supports the following functions:

If you want to... Do this...
View a result in detail To view exact metrics, hover the mouse over the chart.
Re-run a monitor check Click the Run check button to recheck any failed monitor.
View detailed about an alert violation In the Activity panel, click on the displayed alert to go directly to the alert incident page.
Quickly access another monitor
  1. At the top of the screen, click on the name of the current monitor to open the dropdown menu.
  2. Select from the list of recent monitors, or enter a name in the search field to search for a specific monitor.
Switch synthetic monitor quickly
Change the time frame

Use the time picker to adjust the number of results returned for the following charts:

  • Request/response times
  • Connection times
  • Non-200 response codes

This is only available for ping monitor results.

Legacy charts

The following table applies to the old view of the synthetic monitoring summary page. Click Show new view to access a new curated summary experience.

Synthetic chart Description
Load time chart

This shows the load times for each monitor location. When you select a short time frame (such as 30 minutes), Synthetics displays the exact load time for each run of your monitor from each location. With longer time frames, Synthetics adjusts the resolution to show averages.

To toggle the visibility of a location, select its label.

Availability

This shows the percentage of monitor runs that were successful. For a scripted monitor, the entire script must complete for the run to be considered a success.

Above the selected monitor's Availability chart, an ellipsis [ellipsis icon] icon appears. Use New Relic's comparative charting feature for a direct page load time comparison between real user (New Relic Browser) interactions and the Synthetics monitors.

Average load size

This chart shows the amount of data (in kilobytes or megabytes) consumed in each run of the monitor. For scripted monitors, the entire script is included in the average load size graph. For example, a monitor that loads three pages will measure the size of all assets on all three pages.

If your site is static, the average load size will be very consistent. For dynamic sites such as a news site, the average load size will vary as your page content changes.

Slowest results This lists the five slowest results for the selected time frame. To view the performance breakdown, select a result.
Monitor downtimes This lists the most recent monitor downtime incidents. To view additional details, select a downtime incident.

For more help

Additional documentation resources include:

  • Results (full list of monitor results)
  • Resources page (load times for each element on a monitored page)
  • Failures (list of downtime incidents, and individual downtimes for in-depth analysis)

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources: