The Private Agent editor (Configure > Private Agent) allows users to customize Private Agent options.

The following options are available to adjust a private agent:

  • Name: Defines the Private Agent name, and is listed among available Monitoring Locations.
  • The Description field is optional.
  • Allowed IPs: Specifies the list of server IP addresses from which the private agent can perform monitoring. Private Agents installed on the servers with non-listed IPs will be blocked while monitoring. 
  • Send Alerts to Group: Specifies the notification group that will receive alerts about issues with the private agent. Don’t confuse this option with device alerting
  • Alert frequency: Determines how often alerts are sent when the private agent is in an alert state.
  • Switch to alert state if there are no responses within [X mins]: Specifies how long the system waits after detecting that the private agent is not accessible before sending an initial alert. 

Enabling Specific Type of Monitoring on Private Agent

Private Agents can be restricted to perform only a specific type of monitoring. For example, monitoring in a real browser can be disabled or the number of monitoring sessions executed simultaneously from the Private Agent location can be specified to decrease server load. 

BrowserView and UserView platforms: Enable to allow web page and application monitoring in real browsers. To specify the number of monitoring sessions at one time, set up the Concurrent Monitoring field. 

WebView and ServerView platforms: Enable to allow monitoring of uptime and performance status of websites, servers, networks, network devices, etc.