Insights Overview

Insights is designed to be the perfect companion to k6, a convenient and powerful extension that gives you access to:
Continuous use of Insights will also enable the performance trending functionality to keep track of how the performance of your system changes over time. This is good for spotting small degradations before they add up to larger problems, ensuring you are within SLAs for requests and more, depending on your use case/need.

The Insights page is divided into these 4 sections:
  • Performance status
  • Filters
  • Test breakdown structure
  • Analysis
Performance status

The top of the page gives you a quick test overview: test length, number of maximum VUs, and the status of the test.

If the test is running; live metrics such as current number of active VUs and time will be displayed. When the test is done, the status will be updated based on the results of your thresholds. 

Performance status panel contains:
  • a chart with VUs ramping and duration time metrics
  • time segments that needs your attention due some kind of performance issues that our Smart Performance Analysis has detected
  • the number of failed thresholds
  • the number of failed checks
  • the number of failed requests




Note: Checks are different than thresholds and will not mark your test as failed; see how to setup thresholds to determine the test outcome.


Filters

The filter section will help you to:
  • Filter results by user tags and system tags.
  • Change data aggregation that used in test breakdown structure and analyses panels 



Test breakdown structure


The breakdown tree section contains your test script in a visual way; most of the components (thresholds, groups, requests...) that you've added in your script will be represented in the same order in the breakdown structure. This section will help you to:
  • Find failing errors: checks, thresholds and requests.
  • Find the slowest/fastest groups and requests.
  • Visualize custom metrics.
  • Drilling down check, custom and request metrics.



Analysis

The analysis section is where you analyze selected metrics. The section will help you to:
  • Get a quick overview of some metrics: VUs, response time and check failure aggregation.
  • Visualise custom metrics.
  • Compare and analyze metrics from the breakdown section.


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