ManageEngine® Applications Manager

AddMonitor API

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AddMonitor API


This API allows the user to configure monitors in Applications Manager. The different monitors supported are:


Request Parameters

The common parameters involved in the API request are described below:

Field Description        
apikey* The key generated from the Generate API Key option in the 'Admin' tab.
displayname* The display name of the monitor.
subnet The subnet where the server is running. The default value is
pollInterval The interval at which the server needs to be polled. This variable is optional. If no value is mentioned, the default value of 5 minutes will be taken.
groupID (haid)

The id of the monitor group. In Applications Manager, you can find the groupID of a monitor group using the following method:

  • Click on the Group Name in the monitor groups table. This will open the Monitor Group details page
  • The url of the Monitor Group details page will be in the following format:


  • The haid in the URL is the Group ID that you require, in this case, 10000040.
resolvedns The value can be 'True' or 'False'. Do not resolve DNS name when you have multiple system IP addresses configured with single DNS name.
credentialID A unique identifier set by Applications Manager for a credential.
label Assign labels for a resource.

* - mandatory


Adding a new monitor as a Delegated Admin user

When adding a new monitor as a Delegated Admin user, the following parameters should be appended in the API URL:


Field Description        
addToGroup* Denotes if the monitor should be added to monitor group. Value is either true or false.
groupID* The group ID of the monitor group to which the monitor is to be added.

* - mandatory


Sample Request:



Adding a new monitor from an Admin server in the Enterprise Edition


When adding a new monitor from an admin server in the Enterprise Edition, the user can select the Managed server of his preference. To do so, the following parameters should be appended in the API URL:


Field Description        
ManagedServerID* The new monitor will be added in the Managed Server of which the ID is specified
ManagedServerGroupName* The new monitor will be added in a Managed Server in the specified Group

If these parameters are not specified, the managed server will be selected based on the load-factor.




HTML encoding will be required for parameters with special characters (For example: display name or password). For example, if a password contains a special character like &quot; # , & , % or + :

  • # should be replaced with %23

  • & should be replaced with %26

  • % should be replaced with %25

  • + should be replaced with %2B while passing the password in the RESTAPI.

For More information about HTML Encoding, refer the following document:



Invoking the Add Monitor API will change the display name for existing monitors.


Sample Request

This example helps you add a Windows server to Applications Manager:




Example output:


<AppManager-response uri="/AppManager/xml/AddMonitor">
      <response response-code="4000">
         <message>Monitor added successfully.</message>


Sample Error

If the API is not executed correctly, the request will fail and errors will be thrown as shown below.


<Apm-response uri="/AppManager/xml/AddMonitor">
      <response response-code="4225">
         <message>The Transaction mentioned in the request URL should be yes or no.</message>

Samples for adding a new monitor from an Admin server



Refer this page for a list of common error conditions.  

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Applications Manager REST APIs

AddMonitor API - Application Servers