How does monitoring work?
SquaredUp shows you red, amber or green status indicators so you can instantly see if everything is ok or if something needs your attention. The indicators can be seen in several places, for example as dot icons next to a workspace's name or as a highlight color on dashboards.
Where can I see an overview of my monitoring?
Go to the Monitoring tab on the left-hand side to see which dashboards and tiles related to this workspace have monitoring activated. The health rolls up, which means that if a tile on a dashboard is red, the dashboard turns red. If a dashboard in a workspace is red, the workspace turns red.
Upstream workspaces - the health of this workspace rolls up to the upstream workspaces.
This workspace - the health of the tiles rolls up to the dashboards, and the health of the dashboards rolls up to this workspace.
Downstream workspaces - the health of the downsteam workspaces rolls up to this workspaces.
Clicking on the workspaces allows you to travel up and down the heirarchy.
Hovering over the last changed time shows the last known state.
The Manage dependencies button allows you to add or remove downsteam workspaces, changing which workspace's health roll up to this workspace. This creates (or modifies) a scope called Workspace Dependencies which the downsteam workspace is added to. This tells SquaredUp that this workspace relies on the downsteam workspace for its monitoring. (It will not allow you to create circular dependencies).
How do I start monitoring?
Monitoring is configured on a tile level, which means you can add monitoring to any tile on a dashboard.
When you're editing a tile the Monitoring tab, on the right of the screen, lets you switch on and configure monitoring. Monitoring can be based on a state (for objects that come with a state property), a threshold (like "if there are more then 10 new tickets in the last 24 hours switch the status to red"), or a monitor condition script.
Monitoring can be switched on from the Monitoring tab when editing a data tile. The Preview box shows the tile's state color and value for the current configuration while you are changing settings.
You can then choose the type of monitoring you need:
|state||This will use a state field from the tile to determine the monitoring status.|
This allows you to configure monitoring for yourself based on threshold levels you determine, for example, over 5 show as Error.
|script||Use your own custom script to determine the monitoring status. See Scripts.|
Select the column that contains the state information. This will use a state field from the tile to determine the monitoring status and convert it into one of 3 levels: Healthy, Warning or Error.
|frequency||How often (in minutes) you want the data to be checked for changes.|
Select which value to monitor:
Top - uses the latest data point, the top value
Sum - adds the data points
Mean - the average of all the data points
Count - a count of the number of data points
|Timeframe||The time period for which to aggregate data.|
|Column||The data column that will determine the threshold.|
|For example, for Pingdom you might set Error to greater than 700, and the status will show as red when the Average Response is greater than 700ms.|
|Frequency||How often (in minutes) you want the data to be checked for changes.|
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