Synthetic monitoring is a monitoring technique that is done by using an emulation or scripted recordings of transactions Wikipedia article
This repo is a starter template to get you running Cypress tests continuously against one of your environments.
npm start which starts a service on port 3000. You can play with the Cypress tests directly via
npm run cy:open
What does this do?
It runs a Cypress test suite, waits for 5 minutes then runs it again and records the results to http://localhost:3000
If you visit that URL it will give you links to other options such as:
- Videos of each test run
- An easy to read status page (generated with Mochawesome)
- A JSON API endpoint for querying the existing state
- Prometheus endpoints for monitoring results, which could be consumed via Grafana
You can configure how the server runs:
SLEEP_MINS: How long to wait in minutes between a test run finishing before starting a new run (default: 5 minutes)
SPECS_REGEX: Select which specs to run (default all: "/cypress/integration/*-spec.js")
PORT: What HTTP port to run the server on (default: 3000)
Running with Docker
If you'd prefer not to install node, you can use the supplied
Dockerfile to run inside Docker with.
docker build -t synthetic-cypress . docker run -p 3000:3000 synthetic-cypress