Configure the Downtime Simulator

Enter Edit mode for the specific monitor you want to test, and then click Downtime Simulator on the submenu bar. If you make any changes to the simulation settings, click Update to refresh the Simulation Results.

Downtime Duration Enter the number of downtime minutes to simulate. Allow enough time for the monitor simulation to progress through to its Lost state (dark red).
Downtime Start Time Enter the day and start time to test alert coverage for the monitor.
Average Test Duration Enter the time to allow for each test in the simulation. This is displayed in the Time column.

If you enter a Downtime Duration for the Downtime Simulator value that includes an extended amount of time, you will see several red Lost tests. If you enter a value that is too short, you will not see any Lost tests. The Warn and Down states may also be truncated.

The Up (green) state at the bottom of the downtime simulation displays alert information when the monitored resource recovers.

You can save the Downtime Simulator configuration parameters for your account when you log out. Press the Shift key and click either Logout this session or Logout all sessions.