Perfecto Monitor Settings

Perfecto monitors run scripts on real mobile devices in Perfecto MobileCloud. Each monitor runs a specific script from your Perfecto Mobile script repository, on one or more devices. You can configure the run interval and other settings. For a detailed guide on Perfecto monitoring, see Perfecto Mobile Monitoring.

Note: Only Admin and Co-Admin users can change monitor settings.

Common

Monitor Name

The monitor name that appears in AlertSite dashboards and reports. You can change the name at any time.

Monitoring

On – the monitor is enabled.

Off – the monitor is disabled.

Alerting

On – the monitor sends alerts. You can specify which alerts to send (availability, performance or both) in the Alerts section.

Off – the monitor does not send any alerts.

Configuration

Basic

Measurement Plan

Read-only. The monitoring plan used by the monitor.

Run Interval (Minutes)

How often the monitor runs your Perfecto script. Keep in mind that Perfecto devices are single-threaded, so they need the time to complete the script, plus a little headroom.

Collection/Notification Mode

Only for monitors that use 2 or more devices. This is the script run mode:

Monitor Offset

The offset from the beginning of an hour, when the run starts. Use offsets to spread the monitoring over an hour between the various devices you have, so that no two monitors try to access the same device at the same time. For a 120-minute monitor, offsets 1-60 mean it will run on even hours (8 AM, 10 AM, etc.), offsets 61-120 – on odd hours (7 AM, 9 AM, etc.)

Monitor offset

Examples:

Run interval, min Offset, min Monitor runs at ...
60 10 9:10, 10:10, 11:10, ...
20 5 5, 25 and 45 minutes past hour
120 15 6:15, 8:15, 10:15, ...
120 75 (1 hr 15 min) 7:15, 9:15, 11:15, ...

AlertSite QA Testing

Before releasing AlertSite updates, SmartBear runs regression tests to make sure that both existing and new functionality work correctly. Select this check box to include your monitor in SmartBear regression testing, so we can make sure your monitors will work correctly after AlertSite updates. Participation is voluntary.

You can set the default value for new monitors in profile > Account > AlertSite Preferences > Monitoring.

Perfecto Settings

User ID and Password

Your user ID and password in Perfecto MobileCloud.

Hostname

The hot name of your Perfecto MobileCloud host. For example, mylab.perfectomobile.com.

Save and Test Perfecto Settings

Click this button to verify the specified Perfecto account settings.

Add/Edit Script

Here you can choose the script to run, and the devices (handsets) to run it on. Once ready, click Save Script Settings.

Selecting Perfecto Mobile script and devices

To select the script to run, or replace the selected script:

  1. Click Add Script. You will see a list of folders and subfolders in your Perfecto Mobile script repository.

  2. Select a folder, then select a script from that folder.


To select the devices to run the script:

  1. Click Add a Device.
  2. Click the devices in the list to add them to the selection.
  3. Once ready, click Continue.


To delete a device from the selection, click Delete next to that device.


To save the changes made, click either Save Script Settings or the Save button at the top.

Monitor Alerts

Here you can configure availability and performance alerts for the monitor. To receive alerts, you need to have alert recipients configured. By default, the monitor sends alerts to all configured recipients, but you can target alerts to specific recipients by using recipient groups.

Recipient Groups

Select the recipient groups that will receive alerts from this monitor. The recipient groups must have been previously created in Alerts > Alert Recipients.

If the monitor is not assigned to any recipient group, it sends alerts to all the recipients configured in your AlertSite account.

Note that adding a monitor to the recipient group overrides any step-level associations for that recipient group. So if you want to add individual steps to a group, remove the monitor from that group first.

Availability Alerts

Select this to send alerts when the monitor detects errors like timeouts or failed checkpoints. The monitor status turns red in these cases.

Alert Notes

Monitor-specific notes that can be included in email and JSON alerts (availability alerts only), up to 255 characters long. Note that to actually add these notes to alerts, you need to configure alert templates to include the $ALERT_NOTE variable.

Performance Alerts

Select this to send alerts when the monitor response time exceeds the specified value. See Performance Alerts for a description of available settings and to learn how to set up these alerts. Note that, for multi-step monitors, the response time thresholds should include the total response time for all test steps.

See Also

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