Website Configuration

You can add any websites to Analytics that you want to monitor, for example, a company website or a website that hosts or publishes key information. You can also set alarms to trigger if the probe to the website fails or the response is too slow. In addition, you can add a content alarm that triggers if the response contains certain information, for example an error message, or does not contain the key information that you require.

Once you have added a website, you can also change settings for specific websites.

Default Website Settings

You can change the default Collection Interval for all websites.

Specific Website Settings

Enable or Disable Monitoring

You can enable or disable monitoring of a Website with the following procedure. When monitoring is disabled, Analytics will stop collecting information and stop checking alarms for this Website. Previously collected information can still be viewed in Analytics when monitoring is disabled.

To enable or disable monitoring a Website:

  1. In Configuration, click Websites.

  2. Click the name of the Website for which you want to enable or disable monitoring.

  3. Click at the top right.

Remove a Website

When you remove a Website, it no longer appears in Analytics and its collected information is no longer accessible.

To remove a Website:

  1. In Configuration, click Websites.

  2. Click the name of the Website you want to remove.

  3. Click at the top right.

  4. Click OK.

Set up a Website to Monitor in Analytics

You need to add websites as these are not added dynamically to Analytics. If the website requires authentication, you need to enter a username and password that grants access to the website. Only Windows Authentication is supported.

Once you have added websites, you can enable or disable a website, or remove it completely.

To add a new website:

  1. Open Analytics, and then click Configuration.

  2. At the bottom of the sidebar, click Add, and then click Website.

  3. On the Setup tab, enter the following information:

    • Name: Type in the name of the website to appear in the sidebar and in reports.

    • URL: Paste in the URL to the website.

    • Override Default Interval: Select if you want to manually set the collection interval for this particular website.

      • Interval: Type in the unit of time and select minutes, hours, or days to set the time interval between probes to this website.

    • Requires Authentication: Select if the website requires a username and password.

      • Username: Type in the name of a user who has access to the website.

      • Password: Type in the password that matches the username.

      • Domain: Type in the domain that the user is on.

    • Request Types: Select whether the type of requests you plan to send are POST or GET requests.

    • Parameters: If you wish to add query string parameters to the requests you send to this website, enter the Name and Value for each pair. To add more pairs, click Add.

      • Name: Type in the name of the parameter.

      • Value: Type in the value of the parameter.

  4. Click Save.

    A message indicates that the website is being added. When the process is complete, the website name appears in the sidebar under Websites and you can set more configuration options.

Alarms on Specific Websites

On the Alarms tab of a website: