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Synthetic Monitoring Quick Start

In this Quick Start guide, you’ll learn how to define, simulate, and visualize the performance of your users' journeys with Elastic Cloud. Combined with user experience and alerting, synthetic monitoring can help you catch issues before your users experience them.

Topics:

  • What is synthetic monitoring?
  • Defining the synthetic journey
  • Visualizing synthetic tests
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Now it's your turn

Now that you've watched the Quick Start video, follow the steps below to practice what you’ve learned. If you don't have an Elastic Cloud instance, spin up a 14-day free trial.

Step 1

Step 1

  1. Create a deployment on Elastic Cloud.
  2. Launch Kibana from the new deployment.
Step 2

Step 2

  1. Pull the latest synthetics docker image.
  2. Create a heartbeat.yml configuration file.
  3. Run the container to generate and send performance data to your deployment.
Step 3

Step 3

  1. Go to the Uptime app in Kibana.
  2. Visualize the performance data for your users' journeys.