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Add a Web Check

USER ACTION WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Select the “Add Checks” drop down menu on the right

 

USER ACTION WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Select the “Web Check” option

 

USER ACTION WHAT YOU WILL SEE
On the Basic tab, enter a check name (identifiable name), port, protocol, host, and any other check settings.
Check Interval – Define how often Sonar polls your host.
Notification Delay – Define how soon Sonar begins sending notifications. For example, if the server is manually restarted by an admin you can prevent Sonar from sending a notification in this case by extending this setting.
Regions – The list of regions Sonar can monitor from, select one or many.

 

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Optional– Test the check or run a trace route from our monitoring locations.

 

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Optional– Select the Advanced tab for more customization options.

 

USER ACTION WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Optional– Enter any advanced options you would like to use as determining factors in your servers availability.
FQDN – The FQDN of the host in the header
Path – A path to a file present on the server
Search String – A string that must be present in the first 1KB of text in the specified file
Connection Timeout – The connection timeout interval in seconds. Sonar will determine the host down if unable to make a connection after this time frame
IP Version – Specifies if the check will be performed over IPv4 or IPv6
Expected Response Code – The expected HTTP Response code that the server will respond with. If the response code of the server differs than the one indicated, the host will be considered down.

 

USER ACTION WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Optional– Select the Contact Groups tab. Assign any notification groups to the check that you would like to receive Sonar notifications regarding its status.

 

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Optional– Select the Scheduled Downtime tab. List any time frames when you would like Sonar to disregard downtime events for your host, for example scheduled maintenance windows.