How to Create a Single URL Web Application Monitor


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

The most basic Web Application Transaction Monitoring template includes a single request. This may be sufficient for testing the general availability of a website, or as the basis for creating a more complex monitoring scenario by adding requests either manually or by capturing them in a browser session.

To create a single URL web application transaction monitoring template

  1. Start the Operations console with an account that has Author user rights in the management group.

  2. Open the Authoring pane.

  3. Right-click Management Pack Templates, and then select Add Monitoring Wizard.

  4. On the Select Monitoring Type page, select Web Application Transaction Monitoring, and then click Next.

  5. On the General Properties page, do the following:

    1. In the Name and Description boxes, type a name and an optional description.

    2. Select a management pack in which to save the monitor, or click New to create a new management pack. For more information, see Selecting a Management Pack File.

    3. Click Next.

  6. On the Web Address page, do the following:

    1. In the URL box, specify that the request uses http or https.

    2. Type the URL to connect to.

    3. Click the Test button to perform a test connection to the URL. If the connection succeeds, click Details to inspect the response time and other details of the connection. This information can be valuable if you decide to manually edit the request after the template is created.


      The test is performed from the workstation that you are using to run the wizard. If this workstation cannot access the website, this test fails. When the template is completed, the test is run from the watcher nodes that you specify.

    4. Click Next.

  7. On the Watcher Node page, do the following:

    1. Select one or more Watcher Nodes to run the web requests.

    2. Specify the frequency to run the web request in the Run this query every box.

    3. Click Next.

  8. On the Summary page, review the summary of the monitor, and then click Create.