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TCP Synthetic Monitor

Provides the steps to create a TCP synthetics monitor.

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Introduction

TCP synthetic monitor connects to the target IP address on a given port and monitors the time taken for the connection.

Creating TCP synthetic monitor

After selecting the synthetic monitor type, to configure the TCP 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 or IP address.
    • Locations: Refers to the desired locations from where you want to monitor.
      The screen displays a confirmation message about the successful addition of the synthetic monitor.
  2. Click OK.
    The Synthetics page displays the configured monitor.

To manage a configured synthetic monitor:

  • Edit – To modify the existing details of the configured Synthetic monitors.
  • Delete – To remove any 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 TCP monitor types

Metrics for TCP Monitor Types
Monitor TypesUnitsRecommended MetricsDescription
TCP-availability.down.location.countLocation Count: The number of locations where the configured host is down
TCPMillisecondssynthetic.response.timeResponse time: The time taken to connect to the port of the target TCP server

Graphical representation for metrics

Graphical Representation

Graphical Representation

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