Test Templates

A test template is a suite of ThousandEyes resources designed for monitoring a target, based on the best practices for that particular type of target.
The ThousandEyes platform offers test templates for common use cases such as monitoring a web server, as well as for popular third-party applications such as Cisco Webex. When you use a test template, you can quickly deploy ThousandEyes resources - tests, labels, and dashboards - that are designed for what you need.

Prerequisites

  • Permissions
    To view and deploy test templates, you must have the following permissions:
    • API access
    • Edit labels
    • Edit dashboards for all users in account group
    • Edit Test Templates
    • Edit tests
    • View Test Templates
  • Units
    Your ThousandEyes account must have sufficient units available for deploying new tests. For more information about ThousandEyes units, see About Usage Units.

Certifications

Certified test templates are verified by the ThousandEyes team or in collaboration with trusted third-party partners, and comply with ThousandEyes monitoring best practices. Test templates can be certified as Created by ThousandEyes, Certified (by ThousandEyes), or Partner (certified by a ThousandEyes partner).

Created by ThousandEyes

Test templates that are certified as created by ThousandEyes are created internally by ThousandEyes for common use cases that can also serve as a quick way to get started with the platform.

ThousandEyes Certified

ThousandEyes certified test templates are configurations that follow a documented ThousandEyes monitoring best practice. The key difference between ThousandEyes Certified and Created by ThousandEyes is that ThousandEyes Certified are associated with a "Best Practices Guide" in order to address more complex use cases. For a list of available best practice guides, see Best Practices.

Partner Certified

Test templates that have been created in collaboration between ThousandEyes and third-party partners are Partner Certified. Partner certified test templates create a consistent experience for monitoring third-party services through the ThousandEyes platform. Partner certified test templates are configured in a way that is fully supported by these third-party partners, which makes troubleshooting a lot easier.

Deploying Tests from a Template

  1. 1.
    Go to Cloud & Enterprise Agents > Test Settings > Tests.
  2. 2.
    At the Add New Test button, click the dropdown arrow and select Add from Template.
    The Deploy Template dialog appears.
    A list of templates in the "Deploy Template" dialog
    To find a specific template, you can use the Search box to filter available templates by name or certification type.
    Search for templates by name or certification
  3. 3.
    Select the template you want.
    The next step in the dialog shows the Global Settings tab.
    Your settings in the Global Settings tab will apply to all the tests you are creating to the template you just selected.
  4. 4.
    Fill out the fields in the form.
    Filling out fields in the Deploy Template dialog
Make sure to give your test template a name. The name you provide here will be used as the test label that the template creates, which is applied to all the tests that the template creates.
Included tests are listed on the left. You can use the toggle to the right of the test description to deselect any tests you don't want to create.
Deselecting tests in the Deploy Template dialog
  1. 5.
    Click Review Package.
    Final step in the Deploy Template dialog
  2. 6.
    On the last screen of the Deploy Template dialog, review the components you are about to create. Click Confirm and Deploy.
  3. 7.
    Look for the confirmation message that your template is successfully deployed.
    Once your test template is deployed, you can see its components in Cloud & Enterprise Agents > Test Settings > Tests.