DNS Web Synthetic Monitor

Provides the steps to create DNS synthetic monitor.

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Introduction

DNS synthetic monitor checks the availability and response time of the Domain Name Servers.

Creating DNS synthetic monitor

After selecting the synthetic monitor type, to configure the DNS Web Service monitor:

  1. From the Add Web Service window, provide details for the following parameters and click Save.
    • Name: Refers to the name of the Web Service monitor.
      Note: The value entered in the Name field must be unique. If the name is not unique, the screen displays the error message: Name Already Exists.
    • Host: Refers to the URL of your host.
    • Locations: Refers to the desired locations from where you want to monitor the URL.
      The screen displays a confirmation message about the successful addition of the synthetic monitor.
  2. Click OK.
    Web services page displays the configured synthetic monitor.
Add Web Service

Add Web Service

To manage a configured synthetic monitor:

  • Edit – To modify the existing details of the configured Web Service monitors.
  • Delete – To remove any configured Web Service monitor.
  • Scheduled Maintenance – To move any configured Web Service monitor to Scheduled Maintenance.

After configuring, view Metrics and graphical representations for additional information.

Metrics for DNS monitor types

Metrics for DNS Monitor Types
Monitor TypesUnitsRecommended MetricsDescription
DNS-availability.down.location.countLocation Count: The number of locations where the configured host is down
DNSMillisecondssynthetic.response.timeResponse time: Time from the start until the DNS name was resolved

Graphical representation for metrics

Graphical Representation

Graphical Representation

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