ipMonitor monitor

The ipMonitor monitor can be used to monitor an external installation of ipMonitor on another computer.

You can configure the monitor to:

  • Perform internal diagnostics of the ipMonitor installation you specify
  • Perform redundant monitoring and alerting on behalf of the ipMonitor installation you specify

You can use the monitor to test an ipMonitor installation's ability to:

  • Accept incoming sessions
  • Conduct transactions via the HTTP or HTTPS protocol
  • Respond within a required number of seconds

You can also use ipMonitor monitor to perform redundant monitoring and alerting for the external ipMonitor installation when one of the following options is selected:

  • Fail if any group member or Dependency monitor is down.
  • Fail if any group dependency is down.
  • Fail if any group member is down.

Create redundant alerting

The ipMonitor monitor can perform a quick diagnostic or to perform redundant alerting for an external ipMonitor installation.

Group testing

The following options are used to specify which function the ipMonitor monitor will perform:

  • Do not obtain the status of a group, just a quick diagnostic
  • Fail if any group member or Dependency monitor is down
  • Fail if any group dependency is down
  • Fail if any group member is down

Click Select to specify the group on the remote ipMonitor installation you want to monitor for a Down state.

Force an immediate connection to the remote ipMonitor installation to obtain a list of groups that can be monitored by selecting a group from the list of groups displayed.

If the Group list is not displayed, verify the validity of the following:

  • IP address or domain name: ping and perform a traceroute to the remote ipMonitor installation to verify the connection.
  • Port: ipMonitor can be installed on may possible ports.
  • Account information: log in to the remote ipMonitor installation to verify that the account you provided is valid and has real-time statistics list access.

The test will fail and trigger an alert when:

  • The specified remote ipMonitor installation is unavailable.
  • The diagnostic fails to complete within the Maximum Test Duration.
  • Depending on the Group Testing option selected in the Analysis of Test Results section, a member or Dependency monitor in the selected group has tried to trigger an alert.