AlertSite Dashboard

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.

AlertSite UXM Dashboard

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 Night mode/Day mode button on the toolbar.

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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

Clicking a tile or hovering over a row in the table view displays a toolbar with some common actions:

Button Description
View Summary View monitor summary or group summary.
Expand Open the diagnostic viewer to drill into charts and run results without leaving the dashboard.
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.
Test on Demand Run a test on demand from the monitor’s primary location. Results are displayed on the screen.
Add/Edit Note Add or edit monitor notes.

Creating Monitors

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, Co-Admin or Power User to create monitors.

Combining Monitors Into Groups

You can combine monitors into groups to track their performance as a whole.

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

To create a group:

  1. On the Dashboard, click the big +, then select New Group.
  2. Select the monitors to include in the group.

    Tip: To find monitors quickly, filter the dashboard, or switch it to the table view.

  3. Enter a name for the group.
  4. (Optional.) To make the group private, click the lock icon so that it turns into .
  5. Click Save.

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.

Comparing Monitors

Click Compare 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:

Filters and Views

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.

Quick filters

Viewing Data as Tiles or Table

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.

Switching between tile view and table view

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:

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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