Steps for Integrating eG with Itexis-AppsMon for Windows

The primary steps involved in the eG - Itexis-AppsMon for Windows integration are installing the AppsMon for Windows development environment and building a script file using it. To ensure a smooth and effective integration, AppsMon for Windows v4.1.6 needs to be installed. For an elaborate procedure on the installation of Itexis - AppsMon for Windows, refer to the AppsMon for Windows manuals.

Note:

Since the AppsMon for Windows emulates real user transactions by opening client applications and emulating user clicks on the client application, AppsMon for Windows requires complete control of the system on which it executes. Therefore, the AppsMon for Windows should be installed on a dedicated system.

System requirement for installing the AppsMon for Windows:

  • Any one of the Windows 2008 and above or Windows 7 and above server/workstation with the following software installed:

    • A web browser for e.g., Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) version 8.0 or higher, etc.
    • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 or above.
    • Visual Basics Express 2010, 2012 and 2013
    • Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007. Ensure that you enable only the following features while installing the SharePoint Designer 2007:

      • Microsoft Office Document Imaging
      • Microsoft Office Document Scanning

Once the development environment is installed, proceed to record a test script. A test script is a sequence of actions that are recorded as a user accesses one of the services in the target infrastructure. The recorded script can then be played back to emulate user accesses to the service. Image and text recognition techniques are used during playback to determine whether playback of a script succeeded or not.

After building the script file, use the eG administrative interface to configure the script playback. Next, start the external agent which will playback the script, and finally, view the measures returned by AppsMon for Windows in the eG monitor interface.

The sections to come will take the help of two illustrated examples to explain how eG client emulation works. While the first example deals with a web application, the second example targets a Citrix application.