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.

To add a new task to the existed device: 

  1. On the Device Manager page, click on the action button  in the device row.
  2. On the action menu,  select Add Task.

Here are a few tips to manage tasks within a device:

  • The easiest way to set up a few closely related HTTP(S) Tasks is to record them using the EveryStep Scripting Tool.
  • Each UserView device contains a script with the sequence of tasks (steps). The best way to modify a complex monitoring script (add new/edit existed steps) is to open and edit it directly in the EveryStep Scripting Tool ( ). 
  • Generally, if you need to modify several tasks it is recommended to clone an existing device and then make the necessary changes.

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.