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Monitor devices or services with ipMonitor that use a non-standard protocol or port

Updated October 1, 2018

Overview

This article describes how to use ipMonitor to monitor a non-standard device or service on a non-standard port.

Environment

All ipMonitor versions

Details

There are two ways to monitor a non-standard device or service on a non-standard port.

If the service or devices use the HTTP protocol, create an HTML/ASP monitor with a blank search screen that monitors availability.

If the service or device uses a connection-based protocol, create a Telnet monitor that monitors availability.

Create an HTML/ASP monitor

  1. Log in to ipMonitor as an administrator.
  2. Click the Devices tab and select the device.
  3. In the Add menu, click Add New Monitor.
  4. On the left column, click TCP/IP (Common).
  5. Click HTML/ASP.
  6. In the Monitor Name box, enter a monitor name.
  7. In the IP Address / Domain Name box, enter the IP address of the device or service.
  8. In the TCP Port box, enter the TCP port of the device or service.
  9. Leave the Search String box blank.
  10. Click OK.

Create a TELNET monitor

  1. Log in to ipMonitor as an administrator.
  2. Click the Devices tab and select the device.
  3. In the Add menu, click Add New Monitor.
  4. In the left column, click Low Bandwidth.
  5. Click Telnet.
  6. In the Monitor Name box, enter a monitor name.
  7. In the IP Address / Domain Name box, enter the IP address of the device or service.
  8. In the TCP Port box, enter the TCP port of the device or service.
  9. Click OK.
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