Setting up website monitoring

How do I set up a website monitor via a public agent?

In order to create a new website monitor via a public agent, choose the Infrastructure tab on the main menu and select "+" Components. Then, follow the New Component Wizard to create a website component:
  1. Choose Website Component, and then click Next.
  2. Select HTTP(s) Monitor and Ping Monitor. Enter the URL, domain name or IP of the target website.
  3. Click Next.
  4. [Optional] Change the name of the monitor.
  5. Click Finish.

Note: When entering an IP address, be sure to use a public IP address and not an internal IP address. To monitor an internal IP address, please use an Anturis private agent.

Once a new monitor is created, you can see it on the Component page on the Monitors tab. You need to wait one or two monitor periods before there is enough data collected for the monitor status to be updated.

How do I configure parameters for created website component?
On the Infrastructure page, double click on the website component that you created or click on the component and click Edit component to go to the Component page.

How do I configure HTTP(s) monitor parameters?

To configure HTTP(s) monitor parameters, for HTTP(s) Monitor, click View/Edit parameters and follow the steps below.
  1. [Optional] On the General Settings tab, change the public agent.
  2. Select the Monitoring Settings tab.
  3. In the HTTP properties, select POST or GET under Method. By default, the GET method is selected. If you select POST, the POST BODY box will appear, where you can input the data that you want to post.
  4. [Optional] Enter the Port Number.
  5. [Optional] Change the default value (min:sec) under Monitor period.
  6. [Optional] For the Timeouts option, enter the Error threshold (ms) to receive an error if your website exceeds this amount of time and/or enter the threshold value under the Warning threshold.
  7. The HTTP Status is selected by default.
  8. For the HTTP Status option, select Matched or Not matched under Valid of. By default, the Matched method is selected.
  9. [Optional] Enter a value for Status pattern.
  10. [Optional] Enter an amount for Redirection attempts.
  11. Select Found in or Not found in under Body content under Content Matching. By default, this option is not selected.
  12. Click Finish.

Note: If your web site uses basic authentication, you need to provide the user name and password in order to enable monitor access to your web site. By default, this parameter is not selected.

How do I configure ping monitor parameters?
To configure created ping monitor parameters, click View/Edit parameters for Ping Monitor and follow the steps below.
  1. [Optional] On the General Settings tab, change the public agent.
  2. Select the Monitoring Settings tab.
  3. [Optional] In General properties, change the default value (min:sec) for the Monitor period.
  4. [Optional] In the Options properties, select IPv6.
  5. [Optional] In the Timeouts properties, enter the Warning threshold (ms) and/or Error threshold (ms).
  6. Click Finish.