Documentation forWeb Performance Monitor

About supported WPM recorders

Two types of recorders are included in WPM 3.0 and later:

  • The Web Transaction Recorder offers an easy-to-use interface and advanced features, including the ability to integrate with SolarWinds Pingdom.
  • The Deprecated WPM Recorder from WPM 2.2.3 is being phased out of WPM. Details about deploying and using this recorder are available in WPM online help.

Note the following details about these two recorders:

  • Recordings have different file extensions:
    • Web Transaction Recorder files end with .web-recording.
    • Deprecated WPM Recorder files end with .recording.
  • In the Windows Start menu, recorders have different icons.
  • The Web Transaction Recorder does not respond to the middle and right mouse buttons.

    SolarWinds recommends using the Web Transaction Recorder to create all recordings. Future releases may not support editing recordings or playing transactions that originate in the Deprecated WPM Recorder.

The following table provides comparisons for the two recorders:

Action Web Transaction Recorder Deprecated WPM Recorder
Text match
Delete text
File download
File upload
X,Y Capture mode
Image match
Image match with click 1
Wait time
Authentication 2
Proxy authentication
Handle certificates
Capture Tab key 3
Capture Enter, Home, End, Page Up, Page Down
Capture Insert, Delete, Ctrl + key, Shift + key 4
Conditional steps
Track navigation between browser tabs
Integration with Pingdom 5
FIPS-compatible 6