Documentation forWeb Performance Monitor

Manage WPM transactions

After creating a recording, you can assign it to the location where you want the recording to run, thus creating a WPM transaction. The transaction location (also called a "playback location") can be the SolarWinds Platform server or any system where you've deployed the WPM Player service.

Transactions are more than just recordings matched up with locations. The original recording is a raw file but the transaction is an active monitor that performs web actions based on the steps in the file to gauge performance. You can schedule transactions to play at regular intervals (the default is 5 minutes) and set timing thresholds so WPM triggers alerts in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console if transactions exceed expected run times.

FIPS mode can interrupt transaction playback, depending on the steps involved. For example, a "401 Unauthorized" message appears if a step requires authentication but FIPS mode is enabled.

To learn more about transactions, see:

Click here to watch an overview about recordings, transactions, and dependencies.