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Synthetic monitoring

You can use k6 as synthetic monitoring tool by scheduling k6 smoke tests for continuous production monitoring.

For a simple demo stack, see this tutorial on using cron and mail.

For a more comprehensive solution, you can use Grafana Cloud Synthetic Monitoring to proactively monitor your application and services in production. You can run k6 smoke tests at frequent intervals, receive alerts on potential issues, and manage incidents directly from Grafana Cloud.