See the About Monitoring for more information.
Monitor is a web service that your computers use to talk to our computers. In production it is not run by a person from their browser. It is accessible here to help IT professionals create the correct URL (web service call) and do testing.
Monitor has two output modes: simple and XML. These instructions are for simple mode. See Monitor Modes for more information.
- Customer User Code
- Your company-wide Customer User Code and Password, not your Subscription User Code, i.e. not what you use to Login to CheckTLS. It is shared across all your Subscriptions (users) so anyone can work on a Batch.
- Customer Password
- Your company-wide password.
- The Batch you want to monitor. BatchIds are listed on the Batch Edit main page.
- Monitor Mode
- Leave this at "CHECK" to use simple mode. See Monitor Modes for more information.
- Check Age
- How old the Batch results can be to still be considered "current" or "successful". 60 minutes is an hour, 1440 is a day. Give yourself some extra time here, since you can set exactly when a Batch starts but the tests in the Batch take different times depending on how busy servers and the Internet are.
- Minimum Total
- The lowest number that still means all the tests in the Batch worked. See Totals in Batch XML Input File for what you can compute for the Batch.
- Leave this at "OK/NOK". See Monitor Formats for more information.
- Show Results
- Leave this at "N". See Show Results for more information.
- Show URL
- Click to open a text box showing the web service URL your computer can use to run the Monitor given by your inputs here.
- Return Result
- Click to execute the web service URL that you have built.
When you click Return Result, Monitor executes the URL that your inputs here created. Because Monitor is a web service designed to be read by your computers, viewing the results in your browser may be confusing. You cannot hurt anything but it may look like it.
The simple mode (Monitor Mode: CHECK) with Format: OK/NOK and Results: N as described above will output one of the following two lines:
Test OK Test NOT OK
This output is designed to be read by your computers. You can do something as simple as alerting people of failures in email or pagers, or as complex as turning lights green or red in a Network Operations Center display.