Dashboards are dynamic web-based summary reports that allow you to monitor the status and performance of your infrastructure in real time - without having to login to the Dotcom-Monitor service. Create as many Dashboards as you'd like - each dashboard can be customized to include any combination of devices and securely shared with internal and external stakeholders.
The initial view on a Dashboard is the Status View. Status View displays the list of devices, the last location and time of monitoring, and the result of the last monitoring event. When a failure is detected, the status will display in red at the top of the dashboard.
Usage: The Status View automatically refreshes every 30 seconds and can run constantly in the background. It's a useful tool for system operators and network admins to keep an eye on the status of their infrastructure.
From the Status View, click on any device and you'll be presented with the Dashboard Detail View.
Each Dashboard can be configured to display Uptime/Downtime charts and numbers, performance data, and historical information based on daily, weekly and monthly intervals.
Usage: These reports are often placed in a publicly viewable area of a website to demonstrate the reliability of your website, uptime and performance as verified by a credible 3rd party monitoring service.
Website Monitoring Dashboards are secured by assigning a randomized global unique identifier (GUID). A GUID is a long string of letters and numbers:
Example GUID: B5BB0BEEA67E47648F27B5F634EDD75C
Because of their length, complexity and random nature, GUIDs make it virtually impossible for someone to access a report or guess the unique string. To share a dashboard, you simply send someone the URL that contains the GUID.
By default, public Dashboards are not enabled. In order to make Dashboards accessible outside of Dotcom-Monitor, you must "enable" this feature within your control panel.