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Control Panel Monitoring: What do the options do?


Cloud monitoring is available within the control panel Cloud Servers section listed in your Server name. Within the control panel's Cloud Monitoring section there are many options available to you. This article explains what each option does.

Monitoring checks and alarms are located in the Cloud Server section of your control panel and can be accessed through your indivdual server name, as shown in the image below.

Monitoring agent resources

The Cloud Monitoring function allows you to see what resources and processes your system is currently using. You can view this if you have the Monitoring-Agent installed on your server. Download and install the Monitoring-Agent here. Your Server Resources and running processes are available under the Server Details section.

Monitoring data graphs

After you have created a check for a specific resource, there are several ways to view the current status and historical data of your monitoring check. These viewing options are available on all checks and do not require Monitoring-Agent to be installed. Use the drop-down menu under Monitoring Data to select the monitoring check you wish to view.

Available monitoring checks

The available monitoring checks listed below are available both on creation and post creation. Under the monitoring checks section you will see the button that allows you to create a check.

Click the Create Check button to open a drop-down menu from which to choose the type of check you want to run.

 

Check descriptions

  1. HTTP check
    • Creation menu

      When you create an HTTP check, you have the options to set the URL and specific body context with regular expressions allowed. Click the link at the bottom of the screento open a page that gives more syntax for using Body Match.

    • HTTP details

    • Editable options
      • Choose the server IP or a specified Hostname.

      • Details: Specify the exact URL and body content you wish to use. Regular expressions are allowed.

      • Parameters: Set how often the check runs and when it will time out, as well as which zone the check will use.

      • Check duration: This shows how long the check took to finish in each region.

      • Alarms:

  2. PING check

    The ping creation check gives you the option to choose a name and select the type IP/hostname.

    • Ping check details:

    • Options:
      • Details: Set the packet count and the number of packets sent at one time.

      • Parameters: Set how often the check runs and when it will time out, as well as which zone the check will use.

      • Average response time by region:

      • Alarms:

  3. TCP check
    • Creation menu. Creating a TCP check allows you to set the port you wish to monitor for connectivity. The options you have are:
      • Set Port Number
      • Target Type Hostname or IP
      • Target Ip or Hostname

    • TCP check details:

    • Options:
      • Target: Choose the IP address you wish to use of your server ipv4/ipv6 or a specified Hostname.

      • Details: Choose the specified port to be monitored.

      • Parameters: Set how often the check will run and when it will time out.

      • Check duration by region:

      • Alarms:

  4. Memory check
    • Creation menu. There are no special settings when creating a memory check.

  5. Memory check details:

  6. Options:
    • Parameters: Set how often the check will run and when it will time out.

    • Check duration by region:

    • Alarms:

  7. CPU Check
      • Creation menu. There are no special options when creating a CPU check.

      • CPU check details

     

  8. Options:
    • Parameters: Set how often the check runs and when it will time out.

    • CPU Utilization Graph

    • Alarms:

  9. Load average check
    • Creation menu. There are no special settings when creating a load balancer check.

    • Load average details:

    • Options:
      • Parameters: Set how often the check will occur and when it will time out.

      • Load average graph:

      • Alarms:

  10. File system check
    • Creation menu: When you create a file system check, you have the option to specify the disk location in which you want to monitor your disk space.

    • File systems check details

    • Options:
      • Parameters: Set how often the check runs and when it will time out.
      • File system utilization:

      • Alarms:

  11. Network check
    • Creation menu. The following options are available when creating a network check:
      • Select which network interface to use (typically eth0 or eth1).
      • Set the receive rate alarm alert for Warning and Critical State.
      • Set the transmit rate for Warning and Critical State. (For more information on what this means click here.)

  12. Network details:

  13. Options:
    • Parameters: Set how often a Check will run and when it will time out.

    • Network Activity:

    • Alarms:







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