A monitoring Task is the active monitoring of a specific target.

Targets that can have monitoring Tasks include:

  • a specific URL
  • a Mail server, FTP server, web server, etc.
  • In the Userview terminology – a single “step” in a multiple-step monitoring sequence (such as 5-steps online shopping cart process)
  • In the MetricsView terminology task represents single “Performance Counter” or single “SNMP Counter“.

There are two fundamental ways to set up monitoring Tasks:

The exact process for setting up a single monitoring Task varies depending on the type of task and the monitoring platform used. To pick the task related to your monitoring goals, see Selecting Right Monitoring Task.

Monitoring tasks within a device execute sequentially in the order in which they are set up. The monitoring by tasks in separate devices occurs independently of other devices.