Defining a Test Group to Roll Out Monitored Applications

When adding a desktop or web application to be managed, you can choose to monitor its performance on all devices in the organization, or limit the monitoring to a test group. For example, if you added new activities to an application, you can test their behavior on a small test group before monitoring them across the entire organization.

You can define the test group as a list of:

  • Devices with specific hostnames which run test group applications.

  • Devices with specific usernames logged in at the time they run test group applications.

  • Devices with specific locations at the time they run test group applications.


You must choose a single criterion to define your test group, for example, hostnames only. You cannot combine categories in the same group.


  1. Step 1 Open a browser and log in to Aternity.
  2. Step 2 Select the Gear Icon > Managed Applications.
  3. Step 3 To create a test group, select Test Group on the top bar of the screen.
    Define a test group to monitor an application on some devices only


    List members by

    Select the single criterion for forming your test group. Only these devices would report performance data to Aternity for applications whose monitoring scope is limited to the test group.

    • Select Hostname to choose the devices with specific hostnames as your test group.

    • Select Username to add devices to your test group whenever these usernames are logged in.

    • Select Business Location to choose all monitored devices at these specific locations as your test group.

    You cannot mix these categories in the same group.


    Enter text to limit the displayed list only to entries which contain this text anywhere in the name.

    > or <

    Use the left and right arrows to add or remove entries into the test group.

  4. Step 4 Populate your test group by adding or removing entries into the right-hand pane.

    To add an entry to the group, select an entry in the left pane and select the right arrow (>).

    To remove an entry from the group, select an entry in the right pane and select the left arrow (<).

  5. Step 5 Select Save.