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Monitor external website

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Created by Brian Kyle, last modified by Jonathon.Privett on Jan 04, 2018

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Overview

This article describes how you can monitor an external website.

Environment

All versions of SAM

Steps

1. If the website you want to monitor is an external website you first have to add the node in as an external node.

If for some reason you are unable to add the website as a node -> most likely cannot ping that website from the orion poller and you will need to open whichever firewall/ports are blocking that.

2. Add the node to an HTTP or HTTPS monitor by going to settings -> SAM settings -> Manage Templates -> Assign to node ->  Select "External Node: No Status (No data is collected for this node. Useful for monitoring a hosted application or other element on the node but not the node itself.)

 

3. Edit the component monitor, and click Override Template to add/modify URL

4. Modify the URL section with the exact url you are testing against:

 

5. Click Submit.

 

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