The HTTP Monitor allows you to test the availability and response time of your website, via public and private agents.

Once you add an HTTP monitor for your website, Anturis Agent will start sending out HTTP requests to your website to check if your website is accessible, according to the time intervals you specified.
Usually, a failure status is returned by your HTTP monitor if there is no response from the server within the specified time.

Adding an HTTP monitor

There are two options for adding an HTTP monitor.
The first option is available if the component is already created.
  1. On the Component page, click Add/ Remove Monitors > Add Custom Monitor.
  2. Select the Web-Servers Monitors tab and Web protocols sub tab view.
  3. Select HTTP and click Next.
  4. Select the agents (servers) from the list.
  5. Enter the IP or domain name of the target web site, under Host.
  6. Select a period of time from the Monitor Period drop-down menu.
  7. [Optional] Select the type of Security.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Enter the path URL.
  10. In HTTP properties, select the POST, or GET under Method. By default, the GET method is selected. If you select POST, the POST BODY box will appear, where you can input the data that you want to post.
  11. [Optional] Enter the Port Number.
  12. [Optional] Change the default value under for Monitor period.
  13. [Optional] Under Timeout, set the value for an Error threshold and Warning threshold.
  14. Enter a Monitor Name and set consecutive measurements.
  15. In HTTP Status properties, select Matched or Not matched under Valid of. By default, Matched is selected.
  16. [Optional] Enter the pattern value under Status pattern.
  17. [Optional] Enter an amount of redirection attempts, under Redirection attempts.
  18. If your website uses basic authentication mechanism, you need to provide the user name and password for it, in order to enable monitor access to your web site. By default, this parameter is not selected.
  19. In the Content Matching properties, select Found in or Not found in under Body content. By default, this parameter is not selected.
  20. Click Next.
  21. On the Monitor test result step, click Next when the test is passed.
  22. Click Finish.
To manage your monitor, click View/Edit parameters.

Adding an HTTPS Monitor

There are two options for adding an HTTPS Monitor.
The first option is available if a component is already created.
  1. On the Component page, click Add/Remove Monitors > Add Custom Monitor.
  2. Select the Web-Servers Monitors tab and Web protocols sub tab view.
  3. Select HTTP/HTTPs and click Next.
  4. Select the agents (servers) from the list.
  5. Enter the IP or domain name of the target web site, under Host.
  6. Select a period of time from the Monitor Period drop-down menu.
  7. Enable SSL/TLS security.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Enter the path URL (do not forget to use https).
  10. In HTTP Properties, select POST, or GET under Method. By default, the GET method is selected. If you select POST, the POST BODY box will appear, where you can input the data that you want to post.
  11. [Optional] Enter the Port Number.
  12. [Optional] Select a specific protocol.
  13. [Optional] Change the default value for Monitor period.
  14. [Optional] Under Timeout, set the value for an Error threshold and Warning threshold.
  15. Enter a Monitor Name and set consecutive measurements.
  16. In HTTP Status properties, select Matched or Not matched under Valid of. By default, Matched is selected.
  17. [Optional] Check the Certificate expiration box and set the value.
  18. [Optional] Enter the pattern value under Status pattern.
  19. [Optional] Enter an amount of redirection attempts, under Redirection attempts.
  20. If your web site uses basic authentication mechanism, you need to provide the user name and password for it, in order to enable monitor access to your web site. By default, this parameter is not selected.
  21. In the Content Matching properties, select Found in or Not found in under Body content. By default, this parameter is not selected.
  22. Click Next.
  23. On the Monitor test result step, click Next when the test is passed.
  24. Click Finish.
To manage your monitor, click View/Edit parameters.
To add an HTTP/HTTPs Monitor via the second option, follow the steps below:
  1. From the Infrastructure view page, click "+" Components.
  2. Select the Server Component and click Next.
  3. Enter the URL/domain name/IP address of your target web site.
  4. Select HTTP/HTTPs Monitor and click Next.
  5. [Optional] Enter a name under Monitor Name.
  6. Click Finish.

Note: For an HTTPs monitor, use secure URLs (https://). If you want to use a complex URL, please use the first option listed (adding through the custom monitor).


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