Explorer

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Description

The Explorer page is the main configuration page for viewing the status of and configuring Watch Items, Transactions, and Watch Groups.

Forms and Links

Toolbar Buttons

  • New
  • Properties
  • Delete
    • Watch Item - Deletes a single, selected Watch Item
    • Transaction - Deletes a single, selected Transaction
    • Watch Group - Deletes a single, selected Watch Group
  • Run Now - Runs the selected Watch Item or Transaction
  • Run All Now
    • Runs all of the Watch Items and Transaction
    • CAUTION: Running all Watch Items can have a negative effect on performance of the machine which WebWatchBot is installed
  • Suspend - Suspends (Pauses) a single selected Watch Item or Transaction
  • Activate - Activates (Starts) a single selected Watch Item or Transaction if it is paused
  • View Output - Loads the captured output of the Watch Item or Transaction in a separate browser window
  • Refresh - Reloads the Watch List, Filters, and Log

Filters

Filters: Status

Available Watch Item Status are:

  • All - All Watch items, no filtering
  • Active - Only active watch items, watch items that are not suspended
  • Suspended - Only suspended watch items, watch items that are not active
  • Down - Only watch items that have an alarm status of Down
  • Up - Only watch items that have an alarm status of Up

Filters: Types

Application
  • HTTP - Only watch items that are of type HTTP
  • HTTPS - Only watch items that are of type HTTPs
  • Database - Only watch items that are of type Database
  • Transactions - Only watch items that are of type Transactions

System

  • SMTP - Only watch items that are of type SMTP
  • POP3 - Only watch items that are of type POP3
  • FTP - Only watch items that are of type FTP
  • DNS - Only watch items that are of type DNS
  • File - Only watch items that are of type File
  • Disk Usage -Only watch items that are of type Disk Usage
  • Performance Counters - Only watch items that are of type Performance Counters
  • Process (Windows) - Only watch items that are of type Process
  • Service (Windows) - Only watch items that are of type Service
  • Event Log - Only watch items that are of type Event Log
  • Custom - Only watch items that are of type Custom

Network

  • Ping - Only watch items that are of type Ping
  • Port - Only watch items that are of type Port
  • Trace Route - Only watch items that are of type Trace Route
  • SNMP - Only watch items that are of type SNMP

Groups

  • Groups are defined by the user and are created through the menus. Right-click on a group to delete or view properties for the selected group

Watch List

The Watch List displays a list of watch items, which may be filtered by status or type or by Watch Group, and is visible only in the Explorer View. From this window pane, watch items are manipulated.

Selecting watch item(s) affects the data shown in the Log Pane

The Watch List has a grid layout that is fully customizable:

Log

The Log Pane displays a portion of the selected Watch Item/Transaction log file in chronological order.

Admin Notes

  • The Explorer page is only visible to the user types: Administrator and User. The Viewer user type is not permitted to load this page.
  • To set the number of approximate lines of text of a log file to load and display in the Log Pane, the following value may be changed in the web.config file. Warning: A larger number, greater than 5000, can effect performance:
   <add key="LogFileLines" value="999" />

Screenshot

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