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HTTPS

HTTPS checks operate like our HTTP checks but with the addition SSL/TLS support.

The following HTTPS checks are available:

  • HTTPS port

  • HTTPS HEAD

  • HTTPS check

Control Panel configuration 

To get started, perform the following steps:

  1. From the Control Panel, go to the Instance Details page of the instance where you want to add HTTPS monitoring.

  2. In the Monitoring Config tab, click Add Monitoring. The Monitoring Catalog will be displayed.

  3. Select HTTPS from the monitoring catalog.

HTTPS port configuration

HTTPS Port checks by default, operate over port 443 and ensure that the port is available for connections.

HTTPS HEAD configuration

While the HTTPS Port check only tests if a port is reachable, the HTTPS HEAD check tests if a HEAD request will return its appropriate response. A HEAD request is used to ask only for information about the page and not the whole page itself. This can be useful if you do not want to use up your servers' bandwidth or use unnecessary resources. If the HTTPS HEAD check results in a 200 or a 300 status code, then the service is considered up, if it results in a 4xx or a 5xx, then the service is considered down.

HTTPS check configuration

SSL validation is disabled for HTTPS checks provisioned by an OnSight vCollector.

Our HTTPS checks have all the same options as HTTP but with the addition of SSL/TLS specific options. Within the SSL/TLS module, you can enable/disable certificate strictness and schedule warnings for the expiration of SSL certificates.

You can also add the client-side certificate and the certificate private key within the Authentication module.

HTTPS

HTTPS checks operate like our HTTP checks but with the addition SSL/TLS support.

The following HTTPS checks are available:

  • HTTPS port

  • HTTPS HEAD

  • HTTPS check

Control Panel configuration 

To get started, perform the following steps:

  1. From the Control Panel, go to the Instance Details page of the instance where you want to add HTTPS monitoring.

  2. In the Monitoring Config tab, click Add Monitoring. The Monitoring Catalog will be displayed.

  3. Select HTTPS from the monitoring catalog.

HTTPS port configuration

HTTPS Port checks by default, operate over port 443 and ensure that the port is available for connections.

HTTPS HEAD configuration

While the HTTPS Port check only tests if a port is reachable, the HTTPS HEAD check tests if a HEAD request will return its appropriate response. A HEAD request is used to ask only for information about the page and not the whole page itself. This can be useful if you do not want to use up your servers' bandwidth or use unnecessary resources. If the HTTPS HEAD check results in a 200 or a 300 status code, then the service is considered up, if it results in a 4xx or a 5xx, then the service is considered down.

HTTPS check configuration

SSL validation is disabled for HTTPS checks provisioned by an OnSight vCollector.

Our HTTPS checks have all the same options as HTTP but with the addition of SSL/TLS specific options. Within the SSL/TLS module, you can enable/disable certificate strictness and schedule warnings for the expiration of SSL certificates.

You can also add the client-side certificate and the certificate private key within the Authentication module.