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Private locations

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Note: Private locations are in a beta program right now. Please contact Support if you’d like to try out this new functionality.

Private locations Beta are where you manage your customer managed private checkpoints once you decided to use those for monitoring inside your firewall.

A private location is used to group your private checkpoints. The grouping could be done based on a physical location (e.g. city, country, continent), a specific purpose, or any grouping that makes sense to your operation.

The private locations can be accessed by going to the menu Account setup > Private locations.

screenshot of private locations

Adding and removing private locations

To add a new location:

  1. Go to Account setup > Private locations.
  2. Click the Add location button at the top right. The new location is created and added to the list of private locations. Two unconfigured and uninstalled checkpoints are added by default.
  3. To change the location’s name: hover over the private location’s name, then click the Edit button and enter a new name.

To remove an existing location:

  1. Click the Remove location button within the location.
  2. Click the Confirm button.

Adding and removing checkpoints

Note that a new private location comes with two checkpoints added to it automatically. You can start by naming and installing those or add (now or later) more checkpoints.

To add a checkpoint:

  1. Go to Account setup > Private locations.
  2. Click the Add checkpoint button in the location where you want to add a checkpoint.
  3. To change the checkpoint’s name: click on the checkpoint within the private location to open the details. Hover over the private location’s name, then click the Edit button and enter a new name.

To delete a checkpoint:

Click the three-dot-menu at the end of the checkpoint’s listing and click Delete checkpoint.

Preparing the checkpoint installation

Once you have added a checkpoint, this checkpoint exists as a digital representation in the Uptrends app. However, the checkpoint itself, that will carry out monitoring checks, still has to be installed to become a functioning checkpoint.

To install a private checkpoint:

  1. Make sure to have the requirements in place before starting the installation.
  2. Go to Account setup > Private locations.
  3. Locate the checkpoint you want to install.
  4. Download the installation file by clicking the name of the checkpoint, then choose the operating system (of the platform where you are hosting the checkpoint) and click the Download compose file button.
    Important: The downloaded file is dedicated to the checkpoint that it was downloaded for. It is named UptrendsCheckpoints<name>.zip, where <name> is the name of your checkpoint. Use the download only for this checkpoint and download files for other checkpoints individually.
  5. Follow the steps (starting after the download) in the knowledge base article Install a Docker private checkpoint.

The checkpoint is now available for use meaning that it will appear on a monitor’s Checkpoints tab and in the list of monitors when running a quick test directly from the monitor using the Test now button.

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