We use Pingdom as an external monitoring tool, I am not seeing the visits, check once a minute so I should be seeing a fair amount of traffic, below is how the http check is performed - could this be the reason dT is not picking up the visit?:
For these HTTP-only monitoring tools its best to use our regular integration we offer for Monitoring and Load Testing Tools. Ask Pingdom to add the X-dynaTrace header which allows you to specify testname, step name, ... - once this HTTP Header is on the Pingdom requests you will see them in the Tagged Web Requests Dashlet. More information about the integration and this HTTP Header can be found here Integration with Web Load Testing and Monitoring Tools
Hi Guys.. Thanks for the info.. tagged requests looks like the answer.
Why do I need to see them? Pingdom is giving some alerts, it's my feeling they are false (I think our IP blocking is kicking in or geo issues are causing false positives - you can not select what country pingdom tests from) so if I can see when we are not receiving the request and show the sites were getting other connections I can discount the alerts.
We do use Gomez already
Up time is critical and I haven't found a solution I feel gives a 100% accurate picture yet, we have very slim tolerances here so even a 2min outage can hit the figures badly. All I need is a single check to fail and I am having to explain myself to the powers that be A single check can make people believe the site was only available 99.96% etc!! I am using Gomez, Pingdom and now URL monitoring in dT.
Sorry to ramble!!