How do I create an HTTP monitor?

Synthetic monitoring gives you the option of creating HTTP monitors to check the availability of your resources—websites or API endpoints. Because HTTP monitors are executed by an ActiveGate, you can use them to check the availability of internal resources that are inaccessible from outside your network.

Pre-requisite

Before you can use HTTP monitors you need to configure your ActiveGate.

HTTP monitors are only available on Linux-based ActiveGates (ActiveGate version 1.151 and higher).

Create an HTTP monitor

  1. Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
  2. Click the Create a synthetic monitor button.
  3. Click Create an HTTP monitor.
  4. Set up the desired options using the HTTP monitor configuration wizard.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Review the properties of the new monitor. The Consumption section helps you understand how many synthetic actions the current configuration consumes. To change the parameters of the monitor, click either the Change Configuration or Change URL or name link.
  7. Click Create HTTP monitor to save and activate.

View the analytics of an HTTP monitor

  1. Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
  2. From the list of defined monitors, click the HTTP monitor you want to examine. You'll then be directed to the analytics page of the HTTP monitor.

Disable or delete an HTTP monitor

  1. Select Synthetic from the navigation menu.
  2. From the list of defined monitors, click the HTTP monitor you're interested in.
  3. Click the Browse (...) button and, depending on what you want to do, select either Disable or Delete.