The following tests can be applied to the active session you are currently capturing.
If you are in a production environment with general web traffic, you might not be able to test for the capture process only. It might not be easy to detect the hit data for your specific active session through the PCA Web Console or the Windows™ pipeline, which receives the PCA data.
However, if you are in a test environment with no other traffic, you might be able to verify capture by monitoring the following sections in the Summary Tab of the PCA Web Console:
- Current Per Seconds Stats section indicates the transfer rates of each PCA process through the pipeline.
- Peers section indicates delivery of PCA data to the destination Processing Server and its Windows pipeline.
Through the Portal, you can review all active sessions. From the Portal menu, select Active > Sessions. The session list displays all active sessions. If you are able to locate the session that you are currently creating, then you verified that the Windows pipeline is working properly. In the Portal session list, you can click the Info icon to review session information for verification purposes.
In the Session List, click the Pages List icon to display a list of pages in the session. You can drill into individual pages to review captured data. This area is useful for reviewing Windows pipeline operations, such as privacy, Experience Analytics reference values, and more. You can also replay the active session from this screen.
To search for active sessions through the Portal, select Search > Active Sessions.
- If you triggered a known event in your session, you can search by that event for sessions.
- To search for active sessions in RTV, click the Search Active Sessions check box in the Search Builder tab.
If you find the active session in the Portal, you can click the camera icon in the Session List to replay the session.
Depending on your configuration, you might be able to use the method to replay in the Portal, RTV, or both.