FTP Synthetic Monitor

Provides the steps to create FTP web service monitor.

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Introduction

The FTP Web service monitor checks 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 web service monitor

After selecting the web service monitor type, to configure the FTP web service monitor:

  1. From the Add Web Service monitor 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 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 web service monitor.
  2. Click OK.
    Synthetics page displays the configured web service monitor.
Add Web Service

Add Web Service

You can manage a configured web service monitor. For example, perform the following actions:

  • 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 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

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