Real User Monitoring (Classic)

Real User Monitoring (Classic), or simply "RUM Classic," provides performance monitoring of web pages based on data collected from real end-users. Use it to can gather data about an individual page request, and send that data back to ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč for use with other ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč services like Adaptive Acceleration or Script Management.


Real User Monitoring (Classic) is being decommissioned

If you have this behavior in your property, update it to use Akamai's mPulse, instead. Talk to your ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč account team if you need help.

How it works

RUM Classic injects JavaScript into HTML pages served to end-user clients that monitors page-load performance and reports on various data, such as browser type and geographic location. RUM monitors webpages that contain an HTML head section and use the text/html content type. A content type is a header that describes the file type that follows. The browser uses this information to render the content properly.

For more information about RUM Classic, access its user documentation:

  • Real User Monitoring (Classic) user guide
  • Real User Monitoring (Classic) reports