ManageEngine® Applications Manager

HTTP URL Monitors

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HTTP URL Monitors


Applications Manager acts as a continuous URL monitoring service that keeps a constant watch over the specified URL or web site pages. URL monitors verify the availability of specified, addressable, standard HTTP and HTTPS URLs. They scan the HTTP and HTTPS pages looking for a predefined keyword to check whether the web site is available.


There are two ways of URL monitoring provided by Applications Manager.

In URL Sequence, click on the individual URL listed, to view its monitored parameters.


Real Browser Monitor: RBM provides live End-User experience measurement. RBM opens up a Web Browser and monitors a web application just like how a real user sees it. It supports playback from different geographical locations.


Monitored Parameters

Availability tab, gives the Availability history for the past 24 hours or 30 days. Performance tab gives the Health Status and events for the past 24 hours or 30 days. List view enables you to perform bulk admin configurations. Click on the individual monitors listed, to view the following information.




Monitor Information


Specifies the health of the monitor based on its dependencies.


Type of Monitoring

URL address

Specifies the URL being monitored

Match Content

The string that is searched in the resulting html page.

Request Method

The request method sent to the HTTP/ HTTPS URL (Get or Post)

Monitored Parameters


The current status of the URL / URL Sequence- whether it is up or down.

Response Time

The response time for accessing an URL or total response time of URL Sequence (takes into account the response time of the individual URLs in the Sequence)

Current Status

Current status of the response time. Click on the icon to know its RCA details.

Current Page Size

The current page size of the URL in bytes (only in URL monitoring)

% Change in Page Size

The percentage change between the current page size and the previous page size. (only in URL monitoring)

Response Time Split Up

DNS Time The time that it takes to resolve the website’s hostname to a certain IP address. If the DNS lookup time is high, it means that you or your hosting provider has a problem with their DNS servers.
Connection Time Once the URL has been resolved to an IP address, the connection time shows how long it takes to establish a connection to your server. The connection time helps in discovering network latency, routing issues, and server bandwidth problems.
First Byte Time The first byte shows how long it takes from the moment the connection was created until the first byte is about to be transferred. The time to perform any negotiations with the server and the time needed for the server to calculate the result are also included.
Last Byte Time Once the first byte of HTML has been received, the Web server continues to send the HTML that represents the layout of the Web page, including CSS and Java Script. Last byte time includes time till the last byte for all documents with the HTML to load. Also commonly referred to as the "Download Time" or "HTML Content Time".


See Also


Creating New Monitor - URL Monitors


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