Monitor groups are all about organization and making things easier. Once you have your monitor groups set up, the groups make applying templates, adding monitors to alert definitions, and configuring dashboards and reports faster and easier.

Defining Monitor Groups

Although your All Monitors group isn’t editable, any other group you make is editable, and a monitor can belong to multiple monitor groups. You can set up your monitor groups in several different ways. We’ve compiled some examples of common ways other users have set up their monitor groups.

Monitor type: We find it useful to set up monitor groups based on monitor type such as website performance monitors, mobile performance monitors, uptime monitors, API monitors, transaction monitors, and certificate monitors. This type of grouping is especially helpful when setting up reports.

Location specific: If you like to get your reporting based on geographic location, you might find it useful to set up your monitor groups by region or country. Typically these geographic specific monitors will share the same checkpoints making it easy to manage them using monitor templates.

Data Center: If you have sites supported by different data centers, you may want to set up groups based on the data center. You can quickly check for performance and uptime based on the data center. Grouping on the data center may come in helpful when setting up maintenance windows using monitor templates.

Importance: You may want to group monitors based on the importance of the monitor. For example, availability of your blog will not carry the same weight as your login page, so setting up monitor groups based on the importance of the URL is a great way to organize monitors and prioritize your reports.

Domain: You may maintain several domains or subdomains. Organizing based on domain makes it simple to escalate alerts based on the domain.

Page purpose: We also frequently see companies that group their monitors based on the URL's purpose such as the login pages, homepages, and support pages.