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RoboMiri Update: Creating Simple Ping Uptime Monitor

 RoboMiri comes with a very easy way to create your own Ping Uptime Monitor. 


What is a Ping Monitor?


A Ping Monitor is a type of uptime monitor that lets you know when a server is running or not. It is probably the simplest monitor available on market. It sends a scheduled ping to your service and waits for an answer in a given timeframe, also known as a timeout. If the ping can resolve, the monitor is marked as UP, otherwise, it is marked as DOWN.

How RoboMiri does do this?

RoboMiri is following the same principle. First, it sends a ping request to your server and waits for a successful connection. If it gets the connection, then the monitor is marked as UP and the response time is saved in order to create a statistic with it, so you can see how long your server is taking to respond. 

The main server of RoboMiri is based in London, so it measures the response time from London.

If the monitored service is not responding to the first ping request (our requests are blocked by a proxy or firewall or the webpage is really down), RoboMiri is sending the monitor to another checker that is based in Ireland on another network. This checker is doing again the same check and, if it also does not receive the message, it marks the monitor DOWN. When the monitor is marked as DOWN, RoboMiri saves the error code and message and sends a notification to all configured notifications for that monitor (voice call, sms, email or webhook).

If the monitor is marked as down and at the next check is also down, no notifications will be sent in order to save user notifications (if there are paid notifications like voice call or sms).

If the monitor is up again, RoboMiri sends a notification in which it lets you know that the monitor is up and for how long it was down.


How to create a Ping Uptime Monitor?


RoboMiri offers the simplest way to create a port uptime monitor. After login, just go to dashboard and click Add Monitor.








A modal will appear with monitor details. From there, add a Monitor Name and on Monitor Type field, choose PING.





On the next step, complete your service url to monitor on Url (or IP) field.




If you need, configure some other fields, like Run Interval or Notifications to send and press Save.


And that’s it, your monitor is now up and running.


P.S. If you have any requirements or suggestions, just let us know in comments.


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