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UptimeRobot Dashboard

This Uptime Robot dashboard gives an overview of monitoring configured using Uptime Robot’s website monitoring features. Uptime Robot is an uptime monitoring platform that provides a free tier to create up to 50 free monitors for Website, SSL, Port, and Ping, as well as heartbeats to monitor reoccurring jobs. 

Ashley Thompson, SquaredUp

Challenge

Initially, this dashboard was created to give us outside-in monitoring of applications whose infrastructure is monitored by SCOM. SCOM currently has no way to monitor applications from outside the network without deploying agents as watcher nodes, which requires a fair amount of work and associated cost. This gave us a full view of our internal and external access from multiple locations with ease and minimal cost.

Solution

Using the WebAPI tile, we query Uptime Robot for information about our web tests, which we have summarized, and create a slick Uptime Robot dashboard in SquaredUp. This is an example of querying the web test data, though the other data sets are equally easy to pull in.

Dashboard walk-through

  1. Response Times – Bar: Displaying current response times for our web tests
  1. Status – Status Block: Showing health of tests, URL, and response time
  1. Configuration – Grid: Displaying configuration for the tests
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