PING Monitoring for delete

About Server/Device PING Monitoring

Server/Device PING monitoring allows you to test the accessibility of your server over IP network not only externally from multiple locations around the world (see Uptime Monitoring -> PING), but also from your local network, if e.g. your website is deployed within your intranet and is not accessible outside of it.

Once you download and install Smart Agent on your machine in your local network and add a Server/Device PING monitor for your website, Monitis will start pinging your server at your provided URL/IP at your preset regular intervals of time to check if your website is accessible.

You can also use Server/Device PING monitoring to monitor your website externally from additional locations, by simply installing Smart Agent and adding the Server/Device PING monitor on a machine in any location you want to monitor your website from.

In most cases, failure status is returned by your PING monitor if:

  • No response from the server within the set timeout
  • Count of lost packets has crossed your set threshold

Adding Server/Device PING Monitor for Windows

To add a Server/Device PING Monitor, go to the Monitors menu and select Monitors->Server/Device Monitors -> PING.

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The Add Server/Device Monitor – Step 1 window will open.

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If you have already downloaded and installed Smart Agent for Windows, select it from the Agent list.

Make sure that your Smart Agent for Windows is running, as shown under Agent Status. If the Agent is stopped, run it from the Smart Agent Controller window (see Downloading, Installing and Running Smart Agent for Windows).

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If you haven’t downloaded Smart Agent for Windows yet, click on the Download Agent button to download it. Follow the instructions under Downloading, Installing and Running Smart Agent for Windows. Note that it may take up to 5 min for newly installed Agent to appear in the agent list (you can click Refresh to refresh the agent list).

Select the Windows Agent from the list, and click Next.

The Add Server/Device Monitor – Step 2 window will open.

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Select from the Monitor Group combo box the monitor group for this monitor to be assigned to.

You can also create a new monitor group by clicking on the “+” icon next to Add Group.

Enter the URL or IP address of your web site. If you have an existing monitor using the same URL/IP, you can select the address from the combo box.

Under Packet count enter the value for the number of packets to be sent with every monitoring test.

Note that there is a limitation of <=10 set on Packet Count, and you will receive an error message if the value you enter exceeds the limit.

Specify the size of sent packets under Packet size (bytes).

Note that there is a limitation of <=65,500 bytes set on Packet size and you will receive an error message if the value you enter exceeds the limit.

Enter the value (milliseconds) under Timeout (ms). Your website will be considered down if not responded within this amount of time.

Note that there is a limitation of <=5,000 ms set on Timeout and you will receive an error message if the value you enter exceeds the limit.

To add more Server-Device monitors of different types to the same Smart Agent, click the green “+” button under Add More Monitors (see Adding Multiple Server-Device and Application Monitors for the Same Agent).

Click Add when finished.

The Alert Configuration window will appear.

  • Click Send to All Contacts if you want to send alerts for this monitor to all contacts.
  • Click Custom Configuration (Advanced) to configure sending alerts for this monitor only to selected contacts. The Alert Rules window will open. Click on the Add Alert Rule button to configure alert rule(s) for your monitor.

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Set up the alert rule and click Add Rule. See Alert Rules in Alerts 2.0 for more info about alert rules.

Note: To be able to add alert rules, you need to set up thresholds (Critical or Warning) in your monitor first.

A threshold includes two conditions connected by a logical OR. If any of the conditions matches the monitor will enter your specified state.

  • Check fails (response timed out, connection failure, etc)
  • Any or all of your selected metrics meet the failure conditions you specified for them

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Lost packets here is the maximum number of packets that can be lost at every monitoring test. Keep in mind that Max Lost cannot be greater than Packet count that you have set in the monitor’s settings, and cannot exceed 9 given the limitation of <=10 set on Packet count.

See Thresholds for more info.

  • Click Don’t Send Alerts if you don’t want any alerts for this monitor to be sent.

Your newly created Server-Device monitor will appear in your Monitis dashboard. Wait until it loads the first results.

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Adding Server/Device PING Monitoring for Linux

Go to the Monitors menu, select Server/Device Monitors->PING and click Add.

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The Add Server/Device Monitor – Step 1 window will open.

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If you have already downloaded and installed Smart Agent for Linux, select it from the Agent list.

Make sure that your Smart Agent for Linux is running, as shown under Agent Status. If the Agent is stopped, run it on your Linux machine (see Downloading, Installing and Running Smart Agent for Linux).

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If you haven’t downloaded Smart Agent for Linux yet, click on the Download Agent button to download it. Follow the instructions under Downloading, Installing and Running Smart Agent for Linux.

Note that it may take up to 5 min for newly installed Agent to appear in the list (you can click Refresh to refresh the agent list).

Select the Linux Agent from the list, and click Next.

The Add Server/Device Monitor – Step 2 window will open.

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Select from the Monitor Group combo box the monitor group for this monitor to be assigned to.

You can also create a new monitor group by clicking on the “+” icon next to Add Group.

Enter the URL or IP address of your web site. If you have an existing monitor using the same URL/IP, you can select the address from the combo box.

Under Packet count enter the value for the number of packets to be sent with every monitoring test.

Note that there is a limitation of <=10 set on Packet Count, and you will receive an error message if the value you enter exceeds the limit.

Specify the size of sent packets under Packet size (bytes).

Note that there is a limitation of <=65,500 bytes set on Packet size and you will receive an error message if the value you enter exceeds the limit.

Enter the value (milliseconds) under Timeout (ms). Your website will be considered down if not responded within this amount of time.

Note that there is a limitation of <=5,000 ms set on Timeout and you will receive an error message if the value you enter exceeds the limit.

To add more Server-Device monitors of different types to the same Smart Agent, click the green “+” button under Add More Monitors (see Adding Multiple Server-Device and Application Monitors for the Same Agent).

Click Add when finished.

The Alert Configuration window will appear.

  • Click Send to All Contacts if you want to send alerts for this monitor to all contacts.
  • Click Custom Configuration (Advanced) to configure sending alerts for this monitor only to selected contacts. The Alert Rules window will open. Click on the Add Alert Rule button to configure alert rule(s) for your monitor.

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Set up the alert rule and click Add Rule. See Alert Rules in Alerts 2.0 for more info about alert rules.

Note: To be able to add alert rules, you need to set up thresholds (Critical or Warning) in your monitor first.

A threshold includes two conditions connected by a logical OR. If any of the conditions matches the monitor will enter your specified state.

  • Check fails (response timed out, connection failure, etc)
  • Any or all of your selected metrics meet the failure conditions you specified for them

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Lost packets here is the maximum number of packets that can be lost at every monitoring test. Keep in mind that Max Lost cannot be greater than Packet count that you have set in the monitor’s settings, and cannot exceed 9 given the limitation of <=10 set on Packet count.

See Thresholds for more info.

  • Click Don’t Send Alerts if you don’t want any alerts for this monitor to be sent.

Your newly created Server-Device monitor will appear in your Monitis dashboard. Wait until it loads the first results.

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Note: by default check frequency for Server/Device monitors is 5 min. You can upgrade your Server/Device monitors to run on 1 min frequency. See Check Frequency in Server/Device Monitors for more info.