In Constellix, we give you dozens of ways to customize your Web Checks. We’ll go over all of those options in this article, plus a few tips to make your job easier.
To create a Web Check, click on “Add Check” and select “Web Check”.
Enter the name of your Check in this field. This name will also show up in the notification emails when the check goes down and comes back up.
Select the version of the IP you will be monitoring and the Protocol you would like us check over.
Enter the Hostname or IP address you would like us to monitor. (Note: If you are monitoring an CDN you would enter the FQDN of the CDN in this field.)
Enter the Port you would like us to connect to on your system. (For example if you selected HTTPS as the “Protocol” you would select “Port 443”.)
Choose how often you want our monitoring nodes to check the status of your endpoint. Keep in mind, if you choose a shorter time, the more costly it will be. Also consider that the more monitoring locations you choose will reduce the interval time if you choose the “Once per Site” or “Once per Region” interval policies. Since we are running checks from multiple locations each interval, the interval period is actually reduced to Interval/Monitoring Locations and can be as short as a fraction of a second.
Choose how many locations are checked at each check interval. For example, “Simultaneous” means that at every check interval, all monitoring locations will check the status of your system. This can become costly if you have many locations per check. Alternatively, you can choose “Once per Site” which will rotate through which location is performing the check at each interval. Lastly, you have the option to check “Once Per Region” , which will run the check once per Region based on the regions that you will specify in “Check Regions”.
Simple: When a monitoring node detects an endpoint as down, we will also check from a nearby location. This helps rule out any false positives. You can also choose a Majority verification policy, which will use half of you available monitoring locations to verify that an endpoint is in fact down before alerting you.
We have over 100 monitoring nodes for you to choose from. Pick a whole region (all locations in that region) or individual nodes.
These are preconfigured groups of contacts that you can define on the Contacts Groups. All users in the chosen group(s) will be notified of UP/DOWN status changes, but only when they are scheduled to receive alerts.
Specify the expiration time of the notification report, which is included in UP/DOWN alerts.