The Uptrends plugin for Geneos integrates the Synthetic Monitoring metrics from Uptrends. This plugin provides dataviews in Geneos showing details for the Monitors or Monitor groups configured in your Uptrends application. You can click from these dataviews to open the Uptrends dashboard in a browser.
The plugin uses the Uptrends v4 APIs to get the data from the Uptrends application.
- You must have Java installed on the machine running the Netprobe. For information on supported Java versions, see Java support in 5.x Compatibility Matrix.
- Once you have Java installed, configure the environment variables required by the Netprobe so that it can locate the required resource files. For guidance, see Configure the Java environment.
Caution: The Java installation and environment configuration is a common source of errors for users setting up Java-based components and plug-ins. It is recommended to read Configure the Java environment to help you understand your Java installation.
If you wish to use the Uptrends plugin, then you need the followng:
- Uptrends API username
- Uptrends API password
Note: This is different from the username for the main Uptrends account. For more information, see Uptrends API Account Authentication.
You must also be familiar with Uptrends, as well as how it is implemented in your organisation.
Shows the status of all the monitors associated with the given account.
Below is an example of the default dataview generated by the Uptrends plugin:
Below is a sample dataview if the Monitor groups setting is configured:
|Monitor||Name of the monitor.|
Date and time at which the monitor check was completed based on the signed-in operator's local time.
|Error Code||Numeric Uptrends error code in case of an error. Otherwise, the column value is
Describes the status of the monitor check. The following are the possible values:
Describes the error found.
|Uptime Percentage||Percent of time the monitor was up.|
|Last Monitor Check Id||ID of the last monitor check.|
|GUID of the monitor.|
The View Dashboard in Uptrends command can be accessed when you right-click a cell in the dataview. This command opens the corresponding Monitor Dashboard in the Uptrends dashboard using your default browser.
Active Console dataview:
The View Last Monitor Check Details command can be accessed when you right-click a cell in the dataview. This command opens the corresponding Last Monitor Check Details in the Uptrends UI using your default browser.
Active Console dataview:
Uptrends Check details window:
Note: The Uptrends application performs caching. When creating a sampler for the Uptrends plugin, it is recommended to set the Sample interval to
Username of your Uptrends API account.
This is different from the username for the main Uptrends account. For more information, see Uptrends API Account Authentication.
Password of your Uptrends API account.
Choose the appropriate field when specifying the password:
Note: This is different from the password for the main Uptrends account. For more information, see Uptrends API Account Authentication.
Specifies the monitor groups configured in the Uptrends application to be displayed in the dataview. One monitor group generates one dataview displaying all the monitors from that group.
If no monitor group is set, then all the monitors will be displayed in one dataview.
If there is a duplicate monitor group in Uptrends application, then only the first captured group generates a dataview.