Status Report Cards provide live-feed reports of a monitored device or a group of devices. A status report card provides a summary of the device(s), the current status of the device(s), as well as the historical statistics of the device(s) performance and uptime.
The status report card can be shared with other users on the Internet by copying and pasting the unique GUID-based URL into an email or other document. By default, all users on the Internet can access the status report card via the unique GUID-based URL.
Unique URLs that are generated for each status report card are secured by several means (discussed below), and unless specifically exposed by the service owner, are unavailable to the general public. In order to make status reports accessible from outside of the Dotcom-Monitor service, the service owner must “activate” the status report card functionality. You can check and change your dashboard status under Reports > Shareable Report Cards.
Once a status report card is enabled, it is assigned a global unique identifier (GUID), for example, “B5BB0BEEA67E47648F27B5F634EDD75C”. This randomized GUID makes it virtually impossible to find the status report unless it is specifically shared, or published, where it can be viewed.
You can restrict access to the status report so only users of your Dotcom-Monitor account will be able to open the URL and view the report data. To allow only authenticated users to view the status report, select the Restricted access option upon configuring the status report card settings.
If you want to revoke access to a specific status report card, you can go to the dashboard manager, and reset GUID from the status report card actions menu.
Use of the Status Report Card
The front view of a Status Report Card is an easy-to-use overview of the status of all monitored devices. The report card shows the time when the device was last monitored, agent location that last performed a check and the status of the device. If a failure in the device is detected, the failure will be displayed in red at the top of the dashboard report.
The report page self-refreshes every 3 minutes and can run constantly in the background if needed. The report card is often used as part of a dashboard by system operators and network administrators for monitoring the status of Internet infrastructure on one simple screen. Also, the report card is a convenient link for quickly checking the overall health of a monitored system via a mobile device in case of an alert.
Detailed Performance Reports for Devices are accessible from within the status report card by clicking on a listed device. A Detailed Performance Report Card provides summary information on a specific monitoring device.
Status Report Cards can be configured to display the following items:
- Uptime/Downtime charts and numbers
- Device Response Time
- Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly history.
Planned maintenance (such as server maintenance) can be excluded from the status report statistics by applying a schedule to that time period. As a result, the scheduled period of server maintenance will not affect stats and charts.
No filters are assigned to Status Report Cards by default. As a result, the statistic values between an Online Report and the statistical values displayed by a Status Report Card may differ.
For more details, see Add / Edit Status Report Card.