Monitoring starts only after assigning the templates to your synthetic monitor.

  • You can assign only one template per synthetic monitor. Monitoring does not work as expected if you assign more than one template.
  • You can assign templates that pertain to a specific synthetic monitor. For example, you can assign DNS Templates to DNS synthetic monitors and not to PING synthetic monitors.
  • You can create templates using Setup > Monitoring > Templates.
  • You can select the following basic details while creating a template:
    • Collector Type: Synthetics
    • Applicable For: Synthetics
    • Type: Select the synthetic monitor
  • To receive alerts for configured metrics from all the configured locations assigned to a template, you must enable the Alert option and configure the Component Threshold for each metric while creating the template.

Assign templates

  1. Select a client from the All Clients list.
  2. Select Infrastructure > Resources > Synthetics and click on a synthetic monitor or create a new monitor.
  3. Select the monitor and from the Templates screen, click +Assign Templates. Apply Templates screen is displayed.
    Apply Templates
  4. From Select Templates > Available templates, select the templates.
    Selected templates display the chosen templates.
  5. Click Assign.
    Enter Configurations section is displayed.
    Enter Configurations
  6. Enter Value for the Assigned Templates and Configuration Parameters and click Submit.
    Configuration Parameter and Value
    The templates screen displays the selected templates.

Configuration parameters

The following table describes the configuration parameters for each monitor:

Synthetic MonitorConfiguration ParametersDescriptionValues/Example
HTTPTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out required to connect to the given website.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 80
HttpHeadersHTTP headers
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: valid JSON
  • Example: {"Accept":"application/json","Content-Type":"application/json"}
HttpParamsHTTP parameters
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: valid JSON
  • Example: {"Content-Type":"application/json"}
ShouldContainResponse body should contain specific content. Check the presence of any text in the response of the URL.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: test <123> _testing # test
ShouldNotContainResponse body should not contain specific content. Check the absence of any text string in the response of the URL.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: test123_sample # testing
MethodMethod. Type of method to execute while monitoring the website.
  • Default value: GET
  • Valid values: GET, PUT, HEAD, POST
  • Example: GET
PostDataPost data.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: ASCII only
  • Example: name123<123*%#&!>1234567
HTTPSTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out required to connect to the given website.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 80
HttpHeadersHTTP headers
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: valid JSON
  • Example: {"Accept":"application/json","Content-Type":"application/json"}
HttpParamsHTTP parameters
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: valid JSON
  • Example: {"Content-Type":"application/json"}
ShouldContainResponse body should contain specific content. Check the presence of any text in the response of the URL.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: test <123> _testing # test
ShouldNotContainResponse body should not contain specific content. Check the absence of any text string in the response of the URL.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: test123_sample # testing
MethodMethod. Type of method to execute while monitoring the website.
  • Default value: GET
  • Valid values: GET, PUT, HEAD, POST
  • Example: GET
SslValidationValidates the SSL certificate of the URL under consideration. This option validates only the last redirected website.
  • Default value: False
  • Valid values: True or False
  • Example: FALSE
PostDataPost data.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: ASCII only
  • Example: name123<123*%#&!>1234567
DNSTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to resolve the DNS Query.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 5
ExpectedIpExpected server address.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: ipv4 and ipv6 validation
  • Example: 111.22.333.00
NameServerName server - Converts the English URL to a physical IP Address.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: hostname validation, ipv4 validation, and valid url
  • Example: www.google.com, 111.22.333.00
FTPTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to connect to the FTP server.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 180
PortPort number of the FTP server.
  • Default value: 0
  • Valid values: 0 - 65535 seconds
  • Example: 21
PINGTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to verify the accessibility of the chosen host.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 180
POP3TimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to connect to the server.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 180
PortPort number of the server.
  • Default value: 0
  • Valid values: 0 - 65535 seconds
  • Example: 995
IMAPTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to connect to the server.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 540
PortPort number of the server.
  • Default value: 0
  • Valid values: 0 - 65535 seconds
  • Example: 993
RTTTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to do the RTT monitoring.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 540
PortPort number.
  • Default value: 0
  • Valid values: 0 - 65535 seconds
  • Example: 465
ReceiverHostReceiver host name.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: string
  • Example: pop.gmail.com
ReceiverHostPortReceiver host port number.
  • Default value: 0
  • Valid values: 0 - 65535 seconds
  • Example: 995
EmailReceiverTypeEmail receiver type
  • Default value: IMAP
  • Valid values: IMAP, POP3
  • Example: IMAP
SCRIPTTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to connect to the server.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 80
SMTPTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to send an email through the SMTP server.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 540
PortPort number.
  • Default value: 0
  • Valid values: 0 - 65535 seconds
  • Example: 465
MessageToSendThe command or message that is sent to the server.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: sample # test < name >
RecipientListThe Email IDs of the recipients.
  • Default values: empty string
  • Valid values: Email address with comma separators.
  • Example: abc@gmail.com
SSLTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out to connect to the server.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 180
TCPTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out required to connect to the server.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 180
PortPort number.
  • Default value: 0
  • Valid values: 0 - 65535 seconds
  • Example: 80
ShouldContainResponse body should contain specific content. Check the presence of any text in the response of the URL.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: testing_123
ShouldNotContainResponse body should not contain specific content. Check the absence of any text string in the response of the URL.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: 123 # name_ < string >
MessageToSendThe command or message that is sent to the server.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: 1234
SslValidationValidates the SSL certificate of the URL under consideration. This option validates only the last redirected website.
  • Default value: False
  • Valid values: True or False
  • Example: FALSE
UDPTimeoutConnection timed out. Maximum time-out required to connect to the server.
  • Default value: not NULL
  • Valid values: 1 - 540 seconds
  • Example: 180
PortPort number.
  • Default value: 0
  • Valid values: 0 - 65535 seconds
  • Example: 37
ShouldContainResponse body should contain specific content. Check the presence of any text in the response of the URL.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: sample.123 #
ShouldNotContainResponse body should not contain specific content. Check the absence of any text string in the response of the URL.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: Testing123. name< string >
MessageToSendThe command or message that is sent to the server.
  • Default value: empty string
  • Valid values: Alphanumeric characters, underscore (_), pound (#), period (.), less than (<), greater than (>), and spaces.
  • Example: name123#

Unassign templates

You can remove an assigned template from the monitor. Use the Unassign Templates option to unassign the templates from the synthetic monitors. OpsRamp removes every graph associated with the templates.

Unassign Templates