Creating a Monitoring Policy

You can use a monitoring policy to monitor your servers and to create rules specifying the events for which you would like to receive notifications. These notifications are displayed in the Warnings column in the server list view. You can also have the notifications sent to an email address of your choice.

Prerequisites:

You can monitor only the servers having an IP address assigned.

Step 1

In the left menu, click Security > Monitoring Policies.

Step 2

At the top, click Create.

Step 3

Enter a name.

Step 4

Select an option under Use Agent:

  • With Agent: enables all monitoring policy functions. However, the policy will be active only after installing the Monitoring Agent on the relevant server.

  • Without Agent: the disk space and the server processes are not monitored. This option is active immediately.

Please note: Agentless monitoring policies cannot be used to monitor a Dedicated Server.

Step 5

Set the appropriate warning settings:

In the Warning and Critical columns, enter the threshold values you want to receive a warning for, if exceeded.

Activate the Send email option next to the threshold values you want to be notified by email for, if exceeded.

In the E-mail section, enter the appropriate email address.

If you want to have a port monitored, enter the following data in the Ports section:

  • Protocol: protocol used by the port to be monitored

  • Port: number of the port to be monitored

  • Warn if: condition to be met so that a warning appears

  • Send email: an email is automatically sent if a warning appears.

Please note: To save the port, click .

To have a process monitored, enter the following data under Processes:

  • Process: the process to be monitored

  • Warn if: condition to be met so that a warning appears

  • Send email:  an email is automatically sent if a warning appears.

Step 6

Click Create.

The monitoring policy will be created. This process may take several minutes.

Step 7

Click Assign.

Step 8

Assign the policy to one or several servers.

Step 9

Click Confirm Changes.