Ping (ICMP) Monitors

While NS1 is primarily used for DNS and traffic management, we also have a robust monitoring solution built right into our portal. Monitoring can be used as a standalone service for alerts or as a Data Feed for real-time traffic management.

In our example, we will set up a simple monitor on a website. Learn how to configure email notifications for your monitor in this separate Knowledge Base article.

  1. Click on the Monitors tab and then on the Add Monitor button 
  2. Configure options on the new monitoring job, such as job type, regions to monitor from, and frequency of checks
  3. Click into your new monitor, switch over to the Notifiers tab and either attach an existing Notification List or create a new Notifier that you wish to alert
  4. Your new Monitoring Job is running and will keep you informed of any uptime changes
  5. Now you can connect this new monitor to an answer for a Filter Chain record. Navigate to the record and click the plug icon in the Up metadata row. Select NS1 Monitors from the menu and choose your new monitor. Hit Save.