Documentation forIpMonitor
Effective December 31, 2024, IpMonitor will reach its end of life and will no longer be available or supported. If you liked IpMonitor, consider trying another SolarWinds product.

Monitor states

The following table lists the monitor states.


Monitor State



Up and Listening

The device is responding as expected or ipMonitor is listening for inbound SNMP traps.



There is an unexpected result. Testing is in progress, but no alerts were triggered.

Light Red


Alerts are being sent.

A monitor will progress from a Fail state to a Lost state when the maximum number of alerts has been processed.

Dark Red


The monitored resource continues to be in an error state. All configured alerts were sent.

Light Gray

Suspended or in Maintenance

The monitor is disabled or in Maintenance mode.

If the monitor is disabled, do the following:

  1. Click Configuration > Add/Edit a Device or Monitor.

  2. Navigate to the monitor.

  3. Click Enable in the toolbar.

If the monitor is in Maintenance mode, see Suspend monitors during network maintenance for details on how to update the maintenance schedule and re-enable the monitor.

Dark Gray


The monitor was not initialized. No testing has occurred.

To initialize the monitor: 

  1. Click Configuration > Add/Edit a Device or Monitor.

  2. Navigate to the monitor.

  3. Complete the fields in the monitor, and then click OK. Make sure the monitor is enabled. See Add a monitor for details.

You can view the state of a monitor by

  • Accessing Live Reports in the Administrator dashboard. Monitors are sorted and color-coded based on their state.
  • Accessing the Edit Monitor page. The monitor status is displayed at the top of the page.