What are Services?

A service is an attribute of a transaction exposing the operation the user was doing. By exposing this, services group together similar transactions performing the same operation (such as paying an invoice or adding an item to a shopping cart).

A service is also used to set a threshold for the transactions consuming this service. Transactions exceeding this threshold would be flagged as slow. Out-of-the-box, Plumbr sets a default 5,000 ms threshold for all transactions. This default threshold is configurable via the menu Settings – Thresholds. You can also set a threshold for a particular service overriding the default limit for transactions consuming this service.

Service detection works differently depending on what type of application Plumbr is monitoring.