How to create devices and tasks

Creating a UserView Task

A UserView task is a script created using the EveryStep Scripting tool. You can create a new script, import a script into EveryStep Recorder from an existing device or upload it from a local machine.

Once the UserView script has been created, you can configure the task settings on the Script tab of the UserView device interface.

Recorded Script

The field displays the script that was recorded using EveryStep Recorder. To edit the script, click the Edit Script button, and modify the script with EveryStep Recorder. See also: Editing a UserView Script.

Scripting Mode

This field displays the browser type selected in the script, device type, and recording resolution.

Completion Timeout (in seconds)

Enter the number of seconds the task should wait for a response from the web page before ending the task and returning an error. If this is left blank the default timeout for a task is 120 seconds.

Simulate Return Visitor

If you want to see how a web page performs for a frequent visitor, or someone who already has elements from the page cached, you can turn on the return visitor flag on the task edit screen.

Simulate a Return Visitor immediately revisits the web page a second time and only records the results of the second visit. Results may differ from a first visit (which always starts with an empty cache) based upon how the browser handles certain items, such as the expiry of elements on the page.

Record Video on Each Run

Record Video on Each Run will record a video capture for every single monitoring session.  If this option is not turned on, the task will only record a video on the first session of a day that errors or on the first error detected from a location in a given error period.

Abort Script on First Error

In some cases the first detected error may affect the subsequent monitoring steps and cause a significant delay in alerting. To prevent the script execution after the first error, select Yes.   

DNS Options

The DNS Options feature allows users to choose how domain name server (DNS) requests are conducted during a monitoring task.

To specify the mode of resolving hostnames, in the DNS Resolve Mode section, select one of the available modes. For more details on the feature configuration, see DNS Mode Options.

The Custom DNS Hosts section contains the mappings of IP addresses to hostnames.

To specify the mapping, enter the IP address and the host name in the corresponding fields.


See also: DNS Mode Options.