In this environment there was an extended period of time where there were not any URL's set up to be monitored for each software service in the Rum Console. After adding a URL as a Static URL Part we noticed that there was an increase of these operations in those software services.
I understand that with auto URL learning there is a pool of learned URLs so I would expect that manually adding these URL's would shouldn't have a different effect than if these were already included in this pool.
We are seeing 2-3 times as many operations for this specific URL in reports after this URL was manually added. Should this behavior be expected?
I was able to change settings to only monitor text/html contents for this rule. This may have helped however we are still seeing a much higher value here than expected when compared to a value where this URL is not manually set up. Removing this rule will immediately reduce the number of requests for the next monitoring interval.
is there something I may have overlooked?
When adding the url we didn't change the default (active) content type. The URL was statically (not a regex) added to url monitoring. There are a lot of urls being monitored in this environment. The URL was only reported before as a function of it being auto-learned. When adding a URL to the URL monitoring page, every instance of the url - all the time, will be reported. Could the auto-learning, aging function have caused some of the instances of the URL to not be reported? Maybe.
By adding the URL, a new "normal" may have been set and all instances of the URL are now being reported, as opposed to only auto-learned (for the day, or intervals throughout the day) being reported.
Maybe someone from dev can comment on what may have happened. More specifics of auto-learning/aging may be needed to determine the increase in operations for the specific url that was added to url monitoring.