Managing Uptime Monitors

You can edit an Uptime Monitor in two ways:

  • Individual monitor
  • Multiple monitors in one bulk operation

Editing an Individual Uptime Monitor

Click the icon in the top right corner of the monitor to open the context menu.Edit Uptime Monitor

Change View Type

 

The default view for your monitor is Line Chart. You can switch it to Table or Scatter Chart view by clicking on the respective icon under View Type.
Monitor Chart Line View

Export or Share Monitor

 

You can click on the respective button under Export or Share to:

  • Share – to share the monitor on Twitter
  • Export to PDF – to export the monitor data in PDF format
  • Export to CSV – to export the monitor data in CSV format
  • Print – to print the monitor
  • Send export to email – to export and send the monitor to an email address.

Set Maintenance Period

Maintenance feature allows you to set a maintenance period (typically during server maintenance time) during which you will not be receiving any alerts, and you may also choose to exclude maintenance period monitoring data from your monitor’s charts and tables (see Setting Maintenance Period).

To set or change maintenance period for your monitor click Maintenance.

Add or Manage Alert Rules

To add or manage alert rules for your monitor click Alert Rules (see Adding Alert Rules and Managing Alert Rules).

Change Your Monitor Settings

To change your monitor settings, click Settings.

A window will open where you can edit your monitor’s settings.

 

Settings.

Under the General tab, change the URL/IP assigned to your monitor in the URL/IP box if needed.

Change the URL/IP response timeout under Timeout (sec) if needed.

Change the user agent under User-Agent if needed.

Change the monitor name under Monitor name if needed.

Change the group this monitor belongs to under Monitor Group if needed.

Change the HTTP protocol version under Version if needed.

Under the SLA tab enter the SLA thresholds in Uptime SLA (%) and Response SLA (sec) (see Reports-SLA).

Settings_SLA_

Under the Monitoring Locations tab change the locations you want your website to be monitored from by checking the boxes next to the location names.
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Note:  It is strongly recommended to alert only after a monitor has failed from at least two locations for all monitors using multiple locations.  This will reduce network noise.

Click OK to save your changes, or Cancel if you don’t want them to be applied.

Run Full Page Load, Visual Traceroute and Load Tester tests

You can instantly run Full Page Load, Visual Traceroute and Load Tester tests for your monitor.

Click Tools, and select from the submenu the type of the test that you want to run.
Share Monitor

You can share your monitor to display it on any website.

Click Share Module.

The Share Module tab in the Settings window will open.

 

Click on the Share Module on the top of the window to enable sharing of your monitor.Share_Module

Select the size of your monitor from the Module Size combo box. You can select from the predefined Large and Small options, or select Custom to define custom size for your monitor module.

Note: a limitation of minimum width of 500px and minimum height of 350px applies.

Under Date Range, select the time period for the monitor (up to 30 days).

Check the Enable date datepicker checkbox if you want your shared monitor to allow changing time period.

Check the Enable chart controls checkbox if you want your shared monitor to allow selecting different chart views on the shared module (table, line or scatter).

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Click Preview to preview your shared module.

Click Close when done.

To unshare the module click Unshare Module.

Full Page Load

The free Full Page Load test tool allows you testing all elements of your web page simultaneously from the US, Europe and Asia.

Note: the Page Load tool doesn’t keep any history.

To run full page load test, click Tools and select Full Page Load.
Run Full Page Load Test
Full Page Load Test

Browse the tabs to see the data for US, Europe and Asia Pacific.

You can see the status and load time for all your page elements. You can also click on the page element name to view the element.

 

Visual Traceroute

The free Visual Traceroute tool allows you to view online traceroute simultaneously from the US, Europe and Asia.

Note: the Visual Traceroute tool doesn’t keep any history.

To run the visual traceroute tool, click Tools and select Visual Traceroute.

A new web page will open showing your visual traceroute data.

Visual TracerouteBrowse the tabs to see the data for US, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Load Tester

The Load Tester is an on-demand tool that allows you to stress test your website with simulated multiple browser connections.

To run a load test, click Tools and select Load Tester.

The Load Tester window will open.
Load Tester

Notice that the Load Tester is paid tool. If you are a new user, to help you get started Monitis offers you a one-time free test.

Change the URL/IP if needed.

Under Duration (minutes) enter the test duration you want in minutes (between 5 and 600).

Under Simulated Clients enter the number of emulated virtual clients for the load test (up to 10,000).

Under Load location select the geographical location of load generator nodes (US or Europe).

Click Download Sample Report to view a sample load test report.

A new web page will open showing a sample load test report along with the explanations for report items.
Web Load Test Report

Click Start Test to run the load test.

After the test is completed, the test report will be sent to the email address associated with your Monitis account.

Delete Monitor

You can delete a monitor if you no longer need it.

To delete a monitor, click Delete in the context menu.

 

Keep in mind that this action will permanently delete this monitor and all
associated data and monitoring will be stopped.

 

Minimize/Maximize or Hide Monitor

Select Minimize, Maximize or Hide in the context menu to minimize, maximize or hide a monitor.

You can also use the maximize icon on the top left corner of the monitor.
Minimize or Maximize Monitor

Add Trend Line to The Chart

You can add a trend line to the chart.

Click More to show more detail on your monitor.

Toggle on the trend line you want to be shown (linear, smoothing, spline or average).
Trend Line

Turn On/Off Locations

You can toggle off/on any location data on the chart.

Move Monitors

You can move monitors to some other place on the same tab. Simply drag and drop the monitor to the new location.

 

Managing Multiple Uptime Monitors


You can also edit multiple uptime monitors in bulk.

Go to the Monitors menu and select Monitor List.

The List of Monitors window will open.

Managing Multiple Uptime Monitors


You can also edit multiple uptime monitors in bulk.

Go to the Monitors menu and select Monitor List.
The List of Monitors window will open.List of Monitors

Select the monitors you want to edit in bulk.

Click Activate to activate selected suspended monitors.

Click Suspend to suspend selected active monitors.

Click Delete to delete selected monitors.

Click Add to Tab to show selected monitors that are hidden.

Click Basic Settings to edit in bulk basic settings for the selected monitors.

 

Note: Editing monitor settings in bulk is available only for Uptime, Transaction and Full Page monitors.

 

The Settings window will open.
Edit Uptime Monitor

Settings provided in this window will apply to all monitors that you have selected under List of Monitors.

Set the URL/IP timeout under Timeout (ms).

Under Monitor Group, enter the name of the monitor group that you want the selected monitors to belong to. If you enter a group name that doesn’t exist, the new monitor group will be created automatically.

Enter the SLA thresholds under Uptime SLA (%) and Response SLA (sec) (see Reports-SLA).

Choose the locations you want your website to be monitored from by checking the boxes next to the location names under Monitoring Locations.

Note:  It is strongly recommended to alert only after a monitor has failed from at least two locations for all monitors using multiple locations.  This will reduce network noise.

Notice that you can set monitoring frequency here separately for each location chosen. Just click to select it from drop-down list under Monitoring Frequency for every location that you would like to change the monitoring frequency for.

Click Save when finished.