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Visual Synthetic Monitoring

Automation and Monitoring of any application

Alyvix. Eyes and hands like a human. With a stopwatch.

Alyvix is a synthetic monitoring system based on computer vision.

Visual Synthetic Monitoring: Alyvix synthesizes real users. It is NOT like a robot that is wired with application engines.

Alyvix automates any application, interacting with GUIs exactly as a human would do. Alyvix measures all transactions and visualizes their performances in your monitoring system. Finally, Alyvix reports HTML pages containing the details of each test case step.

Alyvix certifies that users are able to successfully complete a certain application task, in a given moment and location, with a certain quality of service.

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Measure application availability & responsiveness

Measure the availability and responsiveness of your business-critical applications, no matter if they are connected through the internet or not. Examples can be desktop, web and emulated mobile applications.

Monitor test cases on virtualized applications

Monitor test cases on popular applications like Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Dynamics CRM, AX, NAV, SAP CRM, also if virtualized through Citrix or RDWebAccess.

Track application performances

Continuously track performances of your applications from different locations. Ongoing time series charts highlight downtimes and latency spikes. Reports and notifications keep you up-to-date about critical events.

Monitor test cases on black boxed applications

Monitor test cases on applications for which APIs are not available or on applications that are built with unknown technologies.

Test
end user experience

Assess the quality of service perceived by customers trying to complete tasks on your applications (e.g. online booking, shopping, banking). Quantify the lost time your employees spend waiting for application responses (e.g. data entering, loading, saving).

Distribute a test case on cloned probes

Distribute the same test case on multiple cloned machines to continuously monitor the same test case from different locations of the network.

Alyvix Engine

Alyvix is able to act like a real human user on any graphic interface.

Through the Alyvix GUI, you can thoroughly define all aspects of user transactions, such as involved graphic elements, interaction mode and performance thresholds.

Alyvix detects graphic objects, interacts with them and measures the time of executed transactions.

Alyvix provides real synthesis of real users

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Frame grabber
Eyes | Visual Sense
Processes frames coming from the screen continuously
Graphic detector
Brain | Intelligence
Recognizes every graphic element: images, rectangles, text, composite objects. Alyvix works with a computer vision approach and not directly controlling application engines (APIs)
Graphic components
Heart | Judgement
Detects with no ambiguity graphic elements, thanks to multiple components in their definition
Graphic regions of interest
Movements | Displacement intuition
Detects graphic elements even if they are rendered in a slightly different way, thanks to regions of interest (ROIs) that bound the components
Control outputs
Hands | Actions
Interacts with every GUI control (e.g. standalone app, web browser) by sending regular keywords and mouse strokes
Performance measurement
Stopwatch | Timing
Measures the net time of application transactions with its precise and accurate system (processing, detection and interaction times are excluded)

Test Case Building

Alyvix is able to automate user interaction flows by listing user transactions in an editable table. transaction definitions are a matter of point-and-click the targeted graphic interface.

Alyvix automates real user interaction flows

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Technological independency 
Automation and monitoring of any application regardless of its technology
No programming skills
Programming skills are not required for building test cases
Click’n’drag definitions 
Direct graphic definition of application transactions (so called custom Alyvix keywords) through click’n’drag selections
Test case composition 
Compositions of test cases (user interaction flows) is a matter of listing Alyvix keywords in a table
Keyword libraries
Test cases can be considered as libraries of custom Alyvix keywords and they can be reused for other tests
Test case migration
Backup and migration of test cases on cloned Alyvix machines is like copying folders

Reporting System

Alyvix is able to report the outcome of executed user interaction flows providing performances, screenshots and animations.

Alyvix visually certifies user interaction flows

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HTML reports
Generation of HTML reports for each test case. Traffic lights and performances are printed for each keyword
Visual state certification
Within reports each keyword is also provided as a screenshot. It certifies the application appearance at that time, highlighting its detected graphic elements
Failure animation
In case of a test case failure, reports provide an animation describing what went wrong

System Integration

Alyvix is able to schedule multiple user interaction flows, to track their outcomes and to alert specific events.

Alyvix keeps the end user experience high

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Test case scheduling
Alyvix plugins, available for many monitoring systems, allow to schedule multiple test cases and keep track of their performances
Performance charting
Time series charts highlight application downtimes and latency spikes
High-level debugging
Alyvix plugins take care of storing reports of all test case executions. Reports are sorted by date and time allowing to understand when and why a test case has failed
Event notification
Monitoring systems provide event notifications to be promptly informed in case of application malfunctions
Windows Performance Monitor
Alyvix is integrated out-of-the-box with Windows Performance Monitor through a regular Windows service. All the collected performances are ready to be pulled from WPM

Requirements and License

Alyvix is an open source software and relies on Python 2.7, OpenCV, Tesseract and RobotFramework. Alyvix runs on Windows machines, with one of the following WinOS 64bit version: 7, 8, 10, Server 2012 and Server 2016; 32bit versions are not compatible. Alyvix is licensed under GNU GPL v3.

Current Release

Alyvix 2.3.0 Carnera

Alyvix probes as standalone systems

Store Perfdata in Alyvix SQLite databases, Publish Perfdata on CSV files or on Windows Performance Monitor

Performances of disappearing objects

Wait Disappearance as detection mode in Alyvix Finders

Improvement of the performance measurement system

In the Alyvix engine, frame grabber and graphic detector get customizable precision and accuracy

Printing of rich and intuitive output reports

Highlighting of Alyvix keyword components, successful transaction screenshots, failure transaction animation

More operations with performance measures

Rename Perfdata, Sum Perfdata, Delete Perfdata

Tighter integration in NetEye/Nagios monitoring systems

Last filled performance and measured performances tracking

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