Add/Edit Target

Note:  There have been a number of changes to the create/edit target process in version 0.11.2.  For version details, see 0.11.2 Release Notes.

A Target represents a service or network asset monitored by one or more agent via one or more active tests.  Targets consist of one or more Resources, each of which can be tested with one of four types of network tests.

To add a new Target:

  1. Go to the Targets Tab
  2. Click the Add Target button (thumbnail with plus (+) sign) to access the Target Setup form
  3. Input the following information:
    • Name (required): The name of the target being created/edited.
    • Description (optional): A brief description of the target being created/edited.
    • Resources:  In this section, you can add or manage Target Resources.  To add a new Resource, click the plus sign icon in the Add Resource bar.  In the Add Resource form, input:
      • Label (optional): A name for the Resource
      • Address (required): A URL or IP address
    • Assign Tests: Once you have created a Resource, you can assign tests to it.  Click the Add Test buttons to add Ping, DNS, HTTP, and Traceroute tests. A test will be created with default settings.  Click the settings cog on the test bar to configure the test.  You can add multiple tests of the same type to a Resource.
    • Assign Agents to the Target: Select agents from the Agents column either by selecting individual agents from the list or clicking Select All.  Selected agents are listed in the right column.  To filter agents by group, select the desired group(s) from the Groups column.
    • Alerts Configuration: If SMTP notifications are enabled on the NetBeez Settings panel, click the checkbox to enable SMTP alerting for this specific target. The default email address will be added to this test. Add more emails if needed. SNMP alerts are enabled by default for all the targets if SNMP notifications are enabled on the NetBeez Settings panel.
  4. Click Save

 

The number of targets you are able to create is dependent on your license type.  Once you have created the maximum number of targets, the Add Target button will no longer be visible.

To edit an existing target, click the Target thumbnail, click the Target Settings cog in the upper right of the Target Details panel, and select Edit Target.

Input/update the following information:

  • Name (required): The name of the target being created/edited.
  • Description (optional): A brief description of the target being created/edited.
  • Resources:  In this section, you can add or manage Target Resources.  To add a new Resource, click the plus sign icon in the Add Resource bar.  In the Add Resource form, input a label (optional) for the Resource, and the Resource address (URL or IP address).
  • Assign Tests: Once you have created a Resource, you can assign tests to it.  Click the Add Test buttons to add Ping, DNS, HTTP, and Traceroute tests. A test will be created with default settings.  Click the settings cog on the test bar to configure the test.  You can add multiple tests of the same type to a Resource.
  • Agents: Select agents from the Agents column either by selecting individual agents from the list or clicking Select All.  Selected agents are listed in the right column.  To filter agents by group, select the desired group(s) from the Groups column.
  • Alerts Configuration: If SMTP notifications are enabled on the NetBeez Settings panel, click the checkbox to enable SMTP alerting for this specific target. The default email address will be added to this test. Add more emails if needed. SNMP alerts are enabled by default for all the targets if SNMP notifications are enabled on the NetBeez Settings panel.

Click the Save button to save the Target settings and begin or continue monitoring.

 

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