AlertSite Dashboard

AlertSite Dashboard is the default home page for logged in users and is also accessible via the top menu.

The Dashboard shows the status of all your monitors and lets you create new ones. 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). If a monitor finds an error, its tile moves to the top of the dashboard and appears with a red icon.

AlertSite UXM Dashboard

The dashboard automatically refreshes for the latest status updates. You can pause and resume auto-refresh by clicking the refresh timer.

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Creating Monitors and Monitor Groups

Click the big + sign, then click New Monitor to create a new monitor, or New Group to combine existing monitors into a monitor group in order to track their performance as a whole. For more information, see:

Note: You must be an Admin, Co-Admin or Power User to create monitors.

Dashboard Data

The dashboard shows various metrics for individual monitors and monitor groups. Groups show aggregate metrics for all monitors in the group.

Monitor and group tiles

The main metrics are:

Monitor and Group Actions

Click a tile (in the tile view) or hover over a row (in the list view) to display a toolbar with monitor-specific or group-specific actions. The tile toolbar can be expanded by clicking the ellipsis button.

Monitor toolbar

Button Description
View Summary View monitor summary or group summary.
Test on Demand Run a test on demand from the monitor’s primary location. Results are displayed on the screen.
Expand View monitor status by locations and steps, or compare all monitors in the group. See Comparing Monitors, Steps, and Locations.
Edit * Edit monitor configuration or group configuration.
Expand Open the diagnostic viewer to drill into charts and run results without leaving the dashboard.
Add/Edit Note * Add or edit monitor notes.

Dashboard Display Options

Use the items on the Dashboard toolbar to change the way the data is displayed.

Dashboard toolbar

You can:

Comparing Monitors

Click Compare Compare on the dashboard toolbar to enter the comparison mode. Here, you can compare multiple monitors using a grid view or chart view. For details, see the following topics:

Drilling Into Details

You can drill into the monitor run results without leaving the dashboard. To do that, click a time segment on a chart, or click Expand 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:

Dashboard diagnostic viewer

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:

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.

List View Columns

You can switch from the tile view to the list view by clicking the List View list button on the Dashboard toolbar. In the list view, you compare the monitor metrics side by side.

The list view contains the following columns:

Column Description
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:
  • Web – URL monitors, Selenium monitors and real-browser (DéjàClick) monitors.
  • API – API endpoint monitors and SoapUI monitors.
  • Mobile – Perfecto Mobile monitors and mobile web (DéjàClick) monitors.
Last Response Time The response time during the latest test (for monitors only).
Alerting Enabled The bell icon means the monitor has availability alerts enabled. No icon means availability alerts are disabled for this monitor.
Last Run Time The date and time of the latest run of the monitor or the group’s monitors.

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