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.