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A Target represents a service or network asset monitored by one or more Agents 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.

 

Add a New Target

To add a new Target:

  1. Go to the Targets tab.
  2. Click the Add Target button or thumbnail (depending on whether you have the list or thumbnail view selected) to access the Target creation wizard.  This step-by-step wizard will guide you through the process of setting up the Target.
  3. Input the following information:
    • Name (required) and Description (optional): The name of the new Target and a brief description.
    • Resources:  In this step, you can add Target Resources.  To add a new Resource, click the + Add Resource button.  In the Add Resource form, input the Resource address (URL, IP address, or hostname) and a label (optional) for the Resource.
      • Assign Tests: Once you have created a Resource, you can assign tests to it. Click the Add Test buttons to add Ping, DNS, HTTP, Traceroute, and Path Analysis 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 for all tests except Path Analysis.
    • 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 Agent Group, select the desired Group(s) from the Agent Groups column.
    • Alerts Configuration: Select the alerts you would like to assign to this Target.  Default alerts will be checked automatically.  Alerts that are not applicable to the Target (e.g. DNS alerts when there are no DNS tests configured) will appear faded out and without checkboxes.
    • Email ConfigurationIf SMTP notifications are enabled on the NetBeez Settings panel, click the checkbox to enable SMTP alerting for this specific Target. The default email addresses will be added to this Target. You are able to include additional email addresses to this Target. SNMP alerts are enabled by default for all Targets if SNMP notifications are enabled on the NetBeez Settings panel.
  4. Click Save.

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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.

 

Edit an Existing Target

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 from the drop-down menu.

Input/update the following information:

  • Name (required): The name of the Target being edited.
  • Description (optional): A brief description of the Target being edited.
  • Resources:  Add or manage Target Resources.  To add a new Resource, click the + Add Resource button.  To edit an existing Resource, click the Resource bar to expand it. 
    Note: You will not be able to modify the address of an existing resource.
    • Manage Tests: Edit existing tests within the Resources or add new ones.  Click the Add Test buttons to add Ping, DNS, HTTP, Traceroute, and Path Analysis 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 for all tests except Path Analysis.
  • 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 Agent Group, select the desired Group(s) from the Agent Groups column.
  • Alerts ConfigurationSelect the alerts you would like to assign to this Target.  Default alerts will be checked automatically.  Alerts that are not applicable to the Target (e.g. DNS alerts when there are no DNS tests configured) will appear faded out and without checkboxes.
  • Email ConfigurationIf SMTP notifications are enabled on the NetBeez Settings panel, click the checkbox to enable SMTP alerting for this specific Target. The default email addresses will be added to this Target. You are able to include additional email addresses to this Target. SNMP alerts are enabled by default for all Targets if SNMP notifications are enabled on the NetBeez Settings panel.

Click the Save button to save your changes to the Target and continue monitoring.

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Wired on WiFi Tests

WiFi sensors have the ability to run real-time tests on the ethernet interface. Wired tests on WiFi are enabled on a per-target basis. Tests can be run over wired, wireless, or both interfaces. This feature is only available on the Network WiFi agents.

 

Visit this link for more information on how to enable Wired on WiFi Tests.

 

VPN

Targets can be configured to run tests only when the VPN interface is connected on assigned agents. This helps eliminate false positive alerts in NetBeez when performing tests that only exist while connected to a VPN. This feature is only available on agents with a VPN interface.

 

Visit this link for more information on how to enable VPN Tests.

 

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