Getting started with Synthetics
Welcome to Synthetic Monitoring
Proactively monitor the performance of your web app before problems affect your users. With Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, technical and business teams create detailed tests to monitor the speed and reliability of websites, web apps, and resources over time, at any stage in the development cycle.
You can use Splunk Synthetic Monitoring for the following use cases:
- Proactively monitor site availability before it affects users
- Report on the availability or impact of third-party services
- Check how new code deployments improve or degrade performance
- Test your site performance against competitors’ sites
- Scan for moved or broken links on your site
Splunk Synthetic Monitoring is part of Splunk Observability Cloud. To get started with Splunk Observability Cloud, first follow the instructions in the Splunk Docs topic, Set up and administer Splunk Observability Cloud. New users might also be interested in an overview of important terms and concepts, as well as the Splunk Education offerings for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring.
After you sign up for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, you will receive an email that contains instructions on how to activate your account. You will be directed to a form where you will set your password and then be able to login. After you login, use the following resources to get your customer journey off on the right foot.
- To see an example of using Observability Cloud products together, including Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, see APM scenarios.
- .conf21 session: Introduction to Splunk Synthetic Monitoring for availability, functionality and performance of your websites and APIs
- Tech Talk: Getting more out of uptime and performance monitoring