Creating a Page Load Test

To create a ThousandEyes page load test, check with your Organization Admin to make sure you have permissions to create and edit test configurations. Use a ThousandEyes Cloud or Enterprise Agent, as you cannot run page load tests from an Endpoint Agent.
  1. 1.
    On the ThousandEyes platform, go to Cloud & Enterprise Agents > Test Settings and click Add New Test. If you don’t see this button, check that you have permission to create and edit test configurations.
  2. 2.
    On the Basic Configuration tab:
    • Choose Web as the Layer and Page Load as the Test Type.
    • Specify the URL, domain name, or IP address of the destination you want to test.
    • Select at least one Cloud or Enterprise Agent.
    • For the rest of the settings, you can accept the defaults if you want to get started quickly.
  3. 3.
    The Advanced Settings tab has additional options, with pre-configured defaults.
  4. 4.
    Click Run Once to make sure that the test works and doesn’t show any test configuration errors. You might have to wait a minute or two before test results display in a new browser tab.
  5. 5.
    Click Create New Test to save and begin running the new page load test immediately.
  6. 6.
    Go to Cloud & Enterprise Agents > Views to see test results. As the test continues to run, the data will reflect recent test history over time.
The minimum viable test configuration would be to set up a page load test for a public page such as Wikipedia, accept the defaults, and run it from a Cloud Agent. Cloud Agents are managed by ThousandEyes and are already available in locations around the globe.
For a complete list of test configuration options for web layer tests including the page load test, see Working with Test Settings.