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.

Create 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: Name of the Synthetic monitor.
      Add Synthetic displays an error message Name Already Exists if you do not provide unique value in the Name field.
    • Host: Hostname of the FTP server.
      • 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: Username of the FTP Server.
    • Password: Password of the FTP Server.
    • Confirm Password: Same password as given in the Password field.
    • Locations: Locations from where you want to monitor.
    • Upload File: Upload file to the FTP Server.
    • Download File Path: 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.

The Synthetics page under Infrastructure displays the availability status of the monitor as a red flag if the configured FTP server is not reachable in the configured Connection Timed Out value.

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 more information.

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

Next steps

See Managing Synthetic Monitors.