TCP 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. Monitoring via Ping (ICMP) or TCP can be done in just a few simple steps.

This article focuses on how you can set up monitoring for HTTP or HTTPS servers using a TCP job.  

  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. If you are monitoring an HTTP server, set the TCP port to 80. For an HTTPS server, set the TCP port to 443. 
  3. Upon saving your new monitor your browser will automatically enter the configuration page. From here you can provide additional changes such as toggling advanced options or including a string to send.
  4. Switch over to the Notifiers tab and either attach an existing Notification List or create a new Notifier that you wish to alert
  5. Your new Monitoring Job is running and will keep you informed of any uptime changes 
  6. 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.