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AlertSite Dashboard shows the status of all your monitors. Here you can see whether monitors have found any problems on your monitored websites over the selected period – 12 hours, 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days. You can also create monitors and monitor groups, compare the monitor performance and drill down into detailed monitoring results.
To view the dashboard, select Dashboard from the top menu.
The dashboard automatically refreshes for the latest status updates. If a monitor finds an error, its tile moves to the top of the dashboard and appears with a red icon.
Tip: You can change the dashboard theme to the Night mode or Day mode by using the / button on the toolbar.
The dashboard shows various metrics for individual monitors and monitor groups. Groups show aggregate metrics for all monitors in the group.
The main metrics are:
Performance – your website response time. For multi-step monitors, this is the total response time of all test steps. Note that only successful runs (status 0) are included in response time calculations.
Clicking a tile or hovering over a row in the table view displays a toolbar with some common actions:
|View monitor summary or group summary.|
|Open the diagnostic viewer to drill into charts and run results without leaving the dashboard.|
|View monitor status by locations and steps, or compare all monitors in the group. See Comparing Monitors, Steps, and Locations.|
|Edit monitor configuration or group configuration.|
|Run an immediate test (test on demand) from the monitor’s primary location. Results are displayed on the screen.|
|Add or edit monitor notes.|
To create a monitor, click the big, then click + New Monitor. Select the monitor type (Web, API or Mobile) and follow the instructions on the screen. For details, see Editing Monitors.
Note: You must be an Admin or Co-Admin user to create monitors.
You can combine monitors into groups to track their performance as a whole.
Note: You must be an Admin or Co-Admin user to create groups.
To create a group:
Select the monitors to include in the group.
Tip: To find monitors quickly, filter the dashboard, or switch it to the table view.
You can drill into the monitor run results without leaving the dashboard. To do that, click a time segment on a chart, or click on the monitor toolbar. This opens the diagnostic viewer with the run results for that period (hour or day). Here, you can do the following:
By default, the viewer shows the most recent failed run in the selected time segment, or the most recent run if there are no failures. You can change the displayed run by selecting another run on the scatter plot.
The diagnostic viewer contains two parts:
Run results (on the right) – This includes the step-level results, response times broken down into color-coded components, waterfall charts and other details. This is the same data you can see on the Monitor Runs dashboard, excluding the event-level details. For the event details, you can click to navigate to the Monitor Runs dashboard.
In this way, by using the diagnostic viewer, you can quickly get the information needed to troubleshoot “red” statuses or high response times without having to navigate away from the dashboard.
Click Compare to enter the comparison mode. Here, you can compare multiple monitors using a grid view or chart view. For details, see the following topics:
You can filter the dashboard to see only information you are interested in. For example, you can see only monitors in error or only monitors with a specific name prefix. Filters can be saved as views for quick access later. Saved filters appear under the Select a view menu. For details, see Filters and Views: Customizing the Dashboard.
You can view your monitors and monitor groups as tiles or in a table. To switch between the tile and table views, use the button in the top right.
In the table view, you can see the information side by side and compare and sort the data.
The table view contains the following columns:
|Monitor Name||The name of the monitor or group.|
|Performance||A chart that shows the response time (for monitors) or Apdex (for groups) over the selected period (12 hours, 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days).|
|Availability||A chart that shows the run status (Success / Error) of the monitor or all monitors in a group throughout the selected period (12 hours, 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days).|
|Status||For monitors – the status of the latest run (Success / Error).
For groups – the current Apdex rating: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, Bad.
|Monitor Type||The monitor type:
|Last Response Time||The response time during the latest test (for monitors only).|
|Last Run Time||The date/time of the latest run of the monitor or the group’s monitors.|