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. 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. 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. The Advanced Settings tab has additional options, with pre-configured defaults.

  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. Click Create New Test to save and begin running the new page load test immediately.

  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.

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