Rigor

Rigor

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Overview

Rigor provides synthetic monitoring and optimization insights throughout your development lifecycle.

timeboard

With Rigor, you can collect synthetic, front-end performance metrics and push those metrics into Datadog. You can also push alerts into Datadog as events.

Setup

Rigor has two different integrations with Datadog, a metrics integration and an events integration.

Configuration

Metrics collection

As an administrator, click the “Admin Tools” menu in the upper right hand of your screen and select “Integrations”.

admin-menu

Add a new integration, by clicking the “New” button. You will now be able to configure the integration.

push-configuration

Add a unique name for this integration and your API key from Datadog. Then choose which tags and metrics you want to send. Some things to remember:

  • We include a normalized version of the check name as a default tag
  • For multi-step checks (Real Browser and API Checks), we include the position of the request that the metrics came from
  • Uptime checks include HTTP, Port, and API checks
  • Port checks only report the “Response Time” metric
  • Not all browsers support all metrics

If you would like Real Browser Checks to report timings from the User Timings API, make sure “Send All User Timings?” is selected. Any marks are reported under the rigor.real_browser.marks namespace and measures are reported under the rigor.real_browser.measures namespace. Be aware that selecting this option could send a lot of new series into Datadog, especially if the marks and measures on the site you are testing are dynamically generated.

Once you have configured the integration. You can add to any Real Browser, HTTP, Port, or API check. Just edit the check and go to the “Notifications” tab. Here you can add the integration that you just created.

add-integration-to-check

Events collection

As an administrator, click the “Admin Tools” menu in the upper right hand of your screen and select “Alert Webhooks”.

webhook-menu

Add a new integration, by clicking the “New” button and clicking the Datadog tile.

webhooks-chooser

Add a unique name for this webhook and make sure to update the triggers with your Datadog API key.

webhooks-configuration

Once you have configured the integration. You can add to any Real Browser, HTTP, Port, or API check. Just edit the check and go to the “Notifications” tab. Here you can add the webhook that you just created.

add-webhookto-check

Data Collected

Metrics

rigor.http.dns_time
(gauge)
Time from the start of the request until the DNS has been fully resolved.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.http.first_byte_time
(gauge)
Time from the start of the request until the first byte of the response has been received.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.http.response_time
(gauge)
Time from the start of the request until all of the bytes of the response have been received.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.port.response_time
(gauge)
Time from the start of the request until all of the bytes of the response have been received.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.api.dns_time
(gauge)
Time from the start of the request until the DNS has been fully resolved.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.api.first_byte_time
(gauge)
Time from the start of the request until the first byte of the response has been received.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.api.response_time
(gauge)
Time from the start of the request until all of the bytes of the response have been received.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.first_byte_time_ms
(gauge)
Time from the start of the first request until receiving the first byte of the first non-redirect request. 3xx redirects will increase this time.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.dom_interactive_time_ms
(gauge)
Time until the DOM is fully loaded and processed.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.first_paint_time_ms
(gauge)
Time until the browser renders anything other than the default background.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.start_render_ms
(gauge)
Time until the first pixel of content is drawn.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.first_contentful_paint_time_ms
(gauge)
Time until the browser first renders any content.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.first_meaningful_paint_time_ms
(gauge)
Time until the biggest above-the-fold layout change has happened
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.dom_load_time_ms
(gauge)
Time until the document has loaded
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.dom_complete_time_ms
(gauge)
Time until the page and all of its subresources are ready.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.onload_time_ms
(gauge)
Time until the page has loaded. This corresponds to the browser load event.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.visually_complete_ms
(gauge)
Time until all above-the-fold content has finished rendering.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.speed_index
(gauge)
A calculated metric that represents how quickly the page renders above-the-fold content.
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.fully_loaded_time_ms
(gauge)
Time until there is 1.5 seconds of network inactivity after onload
Shown as millisecond
rigor.real_browser.requests
(gauge)
Number of requests made.
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.content_bytes
(gauge)
Total size (bytes) of all content loaded.
Shown as byte
rigor.real_browser.html_files
(gauge)
Number of requests for HTML documents.
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.html_bytes
(gauge)
Total size (bytes) of all HTML content loaded.
Shown as byte
rigor.real_browser.image_files
(gauge)
Number of requests for images.
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.image_bytes
(gauge)
Total size (bytes) of all images loaded.
Shown as byte
rigor.real_browser.javascript_files
(gauge)
Number of requests for JavaScript files.
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.javascript_bytes
(gauge)
Total size (bytes) of all JavaScript files loaded.
Shown as byte
rigor.real_browser.css_files
(gauge)
Number of requests for CSS files.
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.css_bytes
(gauge)
Total size (bytes) of all CSS files loaded.
Shown as byte
rigor.real_browser.video_files
(gauge)
Number of requests for videos.
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.video_bytes
(gauge)
Total size (bytes) of all videos loaded.
Shown as byte
rigor.real_browser.font_files
(gauge)
Number of requests for fonts.
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.font_bytes
(gauge)
Total size (bytes) of all fonts loaded.
Shown as byte
rigor.real_browser.other_files
(gauge)
Number of requests for all other resources that are not HTML
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.other_bytes
(gauge)
Total size (bytes) of all other resources loaded.
Shown as byte
rigor.real_browser.client_errors
(gauge)
Number of responses with a status code between 400 and 499.
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.connection_errors
(gauge)
Number of responses where the status code is 504 or 0 (a browser-aborted request).
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.server_errors
(gauge)
Number of responses where the status code is 500 or higher (excluding 504).
Shown as item
rigor.real_browser.errors
(gauge)
Total count of responses with status codes greater than or equal to 400.
Shown as item

Events

When a check is configured to alert via a Datadog event, 2 events types will be pushed into Datadog:

  • Failed - whenever the check fails enough to pass the threshold so that it sends an alert
  • Back online - whenever the check successfully runs while in an alerting state

events-example

Service Checks

This integration does not include any service checks.

Troubleshooting

Need help? Contact Rigor Support.

Further Reading

Learn more about Rigor and how we can help make your website faster, visit rigor.