Documentation is now available for the Fall 2020 Update release!

FTP Synthetic Monitor

Provides the steps to create FTP synthetic monitor.

Leave Feedback

Introduction

The FTP synthetic monitor verifies the time taken to connect to the FTP server and the time taken to download a file from the FTP server to the local machine.

Creating FTP synthetic monitor

After selecting the synthetic monitor type, to configure the FTP synthetic monitor:

  1. From the Add Synthetic window, provide details for the following parameters and click Save:
    • Name: Refers to the name of the Synthetic monitor.
      Note: Add Synthetic displays an error message Name Already Exists if you do not provide unique value in the Name field.
    • Host: Refers to the Hostname of the FTP server.
      Notes:
      • To enable FTPS monitoring, append ftps:// to the ftps hostname. Example: ftps://your_ftps_host_name
      • To enable SFTP monitoring, append sftp:// to the sftp hostname. Example: sftp://your_sftp_host_name
    • Username: Refers to the username of the FTP Server.
    • Password: Refers to the password of the FTP Server.
    • Confirm Password: Refers to the same password as given in the Password field.
    • Locations: Refers to the desired locations from where you want to monitor.
    • Upload File: Upload file to the FTP Server.
    • Download File Path: Refers to the path to download the file from the FTP Server to the local machine.
      The screen displays a confirmation message about the successful addition of the synthetic monitor.
  2. Click OK.
    The Synthetics page displays the configured synthetic monitor.

To manage a configured synthetic monitor:

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

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

Metrics for FTP monitor types

Metrics for FTP Monitor Types
Monitor TypesUnitsRecommended MetricsDescription
FTP-availability.down.location.countLocation Count: The number of locations where the configured host is down
FTPMillisecondssynthetic.response.timeThe time taken for the FTP server to transfer the file
FTPNAftp.authentication.checkVerify FTP authentication
FTPSecondsftp.transmit.timeThe time taken to upload file
FTPBytes/secftp.transmit.speedNumber of bytes uploaded per second
FTPSecondsftp.receive.timeThe time taken to download a file
FTPBytes/secftp.receive.speedNumber of bytes downloaded per second

Graphical representation for metrics

Graphical Representation

Graphical Representation

What to do next