All tasks inherit the monitoring settings from the device under which they were created. The device defines the monitoring settings, such as frequencymonitoring Agent listreporting optionsalerting options, and other settings that are specific to different monitoring platforms.

Here are a few ways you can create or edit several tasks at once:

  • For the ServerView platform, the easiest way to set up a few closely related HTTP(S) tasks is to record them using the EveryStep Scripting Tool.
  • For the UserView platform, as each UserView device contains only script, the best way to modify a complex monitoring script is to load it directly into the EveryStep Scripting Tool using the “Load Device” option:
    load_device
  • For all monitoring platforms, if you need to modify several  tasks, it is safest to clone an existing device and then make the necessary changes:
    clone

Device and task relationship

It is generally recommended that you only include one task per device.  This allows you to set up and receive the most granular reports and alerts.

Tasks grouped by the device are meant to be directly related tasks such as individual page loads in a web transaction sequence.  If you have multiple tasks and you wish to receive separate alerts or reports for each task then you must set them up under individual devices.

If one task in a device is reporting an error while another task in that device is reporting success, the device will be considered down unless you have applied a filter on the device to ignore the specific errors being reported.

If you wish to create multiple tasks with similar device settings, you can clone a device or task.