In Splunk Observability Cloud, detectors monitor your tests and metrics for anomalies and generate alerts when problems arise. Setting up detectors is a crucially important step. Without alerts, monitoring cannot help your business.
In Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, you can use detectors to alert on metrics at the test level, or at the page level or synthetic transaction level for Browser tests.
Use cases for detectors in Splunk Synthetic Monitoring
|Detector type||Use case|
Create test-level detectors to trigger alerts on metrics that correspond to the entire test.
To learn more, refer to Set up a detector for a Splunk Synthetic Monitoring test.
In Browser tests, create page-level detectors to trigger alerts on metrics corresponding to a single page within a test. For example, alert when the DOM load time, Largest Contentful Paint, or total image size on a given page exceeds a given threshold.
To learn more, refer to Create a page-level detector for a Browser test.
In Browser tests, create synthetic transaction-level detectors to trigger alerts on metrics based on a synthetic transaction within a test.
To learn more, refer to Create a transaction-level detector for a Browser test.
To build more advanced detectors using the Splunk Observability Cloud metrics engine, see Introduction to alerts and detectors in Splunk Observability Cloud.