This article outlines the available configuration options for Endpoint Agent tests.
Required / Optional
An optional field for a user-defined name. If left blank, the URL/Target field value will be used.
The target URL for the HTTP server test.
The target domain name or IP address for the agent-to-server test.
ICMP is the only supported protocol.
Enables a TCP connection with a 10 second timeout, and closes the connection if it was able to connect. Unsuccessful connections count towards the TCP Connection Failures metric.
The frequency the test should be run at. The default is five minutes.
The agents the test should be run on. There are three options available:
Select the alert rules enabled for the test from the drop-down list, or click Edit Alert Rules to create or configure the available rules. See How Alerts Work.
Define which proxy should be used when running the HTTP server test.
Max No. of Agents
Specifies the maximum number of agents that should run the test each interval from the list of available agents.
Specifies if the agent-to-server test should use IPv4 or IPv6 networks. The available configuration options are:
The number of second until the test terminates due to an unresponsive target server.
Target Time for View
Sets the color legend on the global map, and the corresponding font colors for the agent results table. For example, Response Time for an HTTP server test sets the range of the legend from 0 seconds (green end) to 2x the Target Time for View (red end).
Enable this option to collect network metrics and create a path visualization.
Defines the type of authentication. The available options are:
Specifies if the agent-to-server test should use IPv4 or IPv6 networks. The available configuratio options are:
Select the HTTP request method - either GET or POST. If POST is selected, you may specify data in the POST Body field. The default is GET.
Enable to have the pathtrace follow any redirects that are in place within the monitored domain.
Defines the SSL version used.
Verify SSL Certificate
Uncheck this box to ignore certificate errors during SSL/TLS negotiation. By default, certificate-related errors will result in a test error.
Defines the browser version and device used.
Enter one or more HTTP header strings in the form stringname: value. Ensure there is a space between the colon and value.
Instead of using standard DNS resolution, this option allows you to specify the IP address to which the target's domain name will resolve. This option is useful for targeting a specific server within a cluster, or when testing HTTPS URLs which require a server name indication (SNI) in the SSL/TLS negotiation that is different from the domain name-to-IP address mapping required to access the URL.
Desired Status Code
Sets the HTTP status code returned by the server that is defined as a successful test (i.e. no errors will be displayed in the test table results, no response code-based alerts generated etc). By default, either a 200-level or 300-level status code is considered a successful return code. Uncheck this box and enter a response code in the field below to use a different expected response code.
Search the HTTP headers and body for text which matches the expression in the Verify Content field. The expression can be a literal text or a POSIX regular expression. If no match occurs, the test shows an error condition.
Limit Download Size
Load only the first number of kilobytes (kB) specified in the field below the Enable box. The result is not guaranteed to be exactly the number specified but can be slightly more, yet always within a few percent, or less as the size of the download is increased. Note that this function does not use an HTTP Range header, so the HTTP response code should not be affected (i.e. success is a 200 OK response, not a 206 Partial Content response).