The SSL synthetic monitor checks the number of days remaining for the expiry of the SSL certificate and informs the user.

Create SSL synthetic monitor

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

  1. From the Add Synthetic window, provide details for the following parameters and click Save:
    • Name: Name of the synthetic monitor.
      The Add synthetic window displays an error message Name Already Exists if you do not provide a unique value in the Name field.
    • URL: URL that you want to monitor.
    • Locations: 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.

The synthetics page under Infrastructure displays the availability status of the monitor as a red flag if the configured website does not load 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 any 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 SSL monitor types

Monitor TypesUnitsRecommended MetricsDescription
SSL-availability.down.location.countLocation Count: The number of locations where the configured host is down.
SSLMillisecondsssl.cert.expiry.checkNumber of days remaining for SSL expiry.

Graphical representation for metrics

Graphical Representation