The days are long gone when a browser was just another application. Modern websites are applications of their own, and the browser is their operating system. That has consequences for monitoring. It is no longer sufficient to gather performance data for the browser as a whole. When, for example, Internet Explorer’s CPU usage is high, Administrators need to understand what caused that. Is it the business-critical ERP site or are people just watching fun videos on YouTube?
From Application to OS
Browsers have become operating systems of their own. Some even have their own task manager.
Monitoring the Websites’ OS
When monitoring an operating system you want more than just one metric for the operating system as a whole. You want to know the resource usage of each application individually.
If websites are applications you need a way to monitor the performance characteristics of each site – how many IOPS it generates, how much RAM it uses, how it loads the CPU. Now you can.
uberAgent gives you detailed performance data for every website and any time period:
And it helps identify the bad guys that eat up the CPU cycles and steal the RAM: