Last modified on January 19, 2018

Bulk editing is a way to make changes to multiple monitors at once. The bulk editor in AlertSite allows you to:

Accessing Bulk Editor

To open the bulk editor, click  Bulk Edit on the toolbar of the AlertSite UXM Dashboard, or, if you use AlertSite 1.0, navigate to Configure > Bulk Settings.

AlertSite UXM

Bulk editor

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AlertSite 1.0

Bulk editor

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Enabling or Disabling Multiple Monitors

AlertSite UXM

  1. In the bulk editor, switch to the Basic tab.

  2. On the left, select the check boxes next to the monitors you want to enable or disable.

  3. Select or clear the Monitoring Enabled check box.

    Enabling multiple monitors

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  4. Click Save and confirm the changes.

AlertSite 1.0

  1. Select one of the following menu items, depending on the monitor type:

    • Configure > Sites – web URL, API endpoint, email, FTP, DNS or ping monitors
    • Configure > Transactions – DéjàClick monitors
    • Configure > APIs – SoapUI monitors
    • Configure > Selenium Scripts – Selenium monitors
    • Configure > Mobile Monitoring – Perfecto Mobile monitors
  2. Select the check boxes next to the monitors you want to enable or disable, and click Enable monitoring or Disable monitoring.

    Enabling multiple monitors

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Monitor Blackouts

Follow these steps to apply one-time and persistent (weekly) blackouts to multiple monitors at once.

AlertSite UXM

  1. In the bulk editor, switch to the Blackouts tab.

  2. On the left, select the check boxes next to the monitors you want to edit.

    Selecting monitors

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  3. (Optional.) Under Blackout Templates, select a template monitor to copy the blackouts from. This will prepopulate the blackout configuration in the bulk editor with the values from that template monitor.

  4. Configure Persistent Blackouts as required:

    • Use the radio buttons to choose whether to add to existing blackouts or replace blackouts for the selected monitors.

    • Specify the blackout start and end dates (day of week and time). Use the plus button to add more blackout periods.

    • Choose whether to disable the monitors themselves or just the alerts for these monitors. Note that disabling a monitor also disables alerts.

    In the example below, we disable monitor alerts on weekends and from 8 PM to 10 PM on Wednesdays.

    Persistent blackouts

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  5. Configure One-Time Blackouts as required:

    • Choose whether to add to existing blackouts or replace blackouts for the selected monitors.

    • Click to add blackouts. For each blackout, specify the following:

      • the start and end date and time;
      • what to disable – the monitor itself or just the alerts;
      • an optional note.

    In the example below, we add two blackouts that last from 8 PM to 10 PM.

    Bulk editing: One-time blackouts

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  6. Click Save and confirm the changes.

AlertSite 1.0

  1. In the bulk editor, select Device Blackouts from the combo box at the top.

    Setting types: Device blackouts
  2. (Optional.) Select a template monitor to copy the blackout settings from.

    Note: The template list includes only monitors that already have blackouts configured.
    Select a template
  3. Select one or more monitors to apply blackouts to. Use the Ctrl- and Shift-clicks to select multiple monitors, or click the Select All link to select all of your monitors.

  4. To configure persistent (weekly) blackouts:

    • Select the Persistent Blackouts check box.

    • Choose whether to add new blackouts or replace all existing blackouts with the ones you specify.

    • Specify the blackout start and end time (in the 12-hour HH:MM format). Click Add Row to add more blackout periods.

    • Choose whether to disable the monitors themselves or just the alerts (notifications) from these monitors. Note that disabling a monitor also disables alerts.

    In this example, we disable monitor alerts on weekends and from 8 PM to 10 PM on Wednesdays.

    Bulk editing: persistent blackouts

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  5. To configure one-time blackouts:

    • Select the One-Time Blackouts check box.

    • Choose whether to add new blackouts or replace all existing blackouts with the ones you specify.

    • For each blackout, specify:

      • the start and end date and time of the blackout;

      • what to disable – monitoring or notifications (alerts);

      • an optional Note to describe this blackout.

    • Click Add new one-time blackout to add more blackout periods.

    In the example below, we add two blackouts that last from 8 PM to 10 PM.

    Bulk editing: one-time blackouts

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  6. Click Submit in the top right corner and confirm the changes.

Once you have configured blackout settings for some of your monitors, you can use them as templates next time.

SLA Settings

You can bulk edit SLA settings only for monitors that already have an SLA. The bulk editor cannot be used to create new SLAs. To create new SLAs, use the SLAs > Summary screen in AlertSite UXM (or Configure > SLA Objectives in AlertSite 1.0). For details, see Create a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Follow the steps below to change the SLA settings for multiple monitors at once, or copy SLA settings from one monitor to others.

AlertSite UXM

  1. In the bulk editor, switch to the SLA Settings tab.

  2. On the left, select the check boxes next to the monitors you want to change SLA settings for. The list includes only monitors with an existing SLA.

    Selecting monitors

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  3. (Optional.) Under SLA Templates, select a template monitor to copy the SLA configuration from. The editor will prepopulate the SLA values with those used by the selected template.

  4. Specify the Service Level Objectives, Operating Periods and One-Time Execution Periods to apply to the selected monitors.

    Service Level Objectives

    Operating Periods

    One-Time Exclusion Periods

  5. Once you are happy with the SLA configuration, click Submit in the top right corner and confirm the changes.

AlertSite 1.0

  1. In the bulk editor, select SLA Settings from the combo box at the top.

    Setting types: SLA settings
  2. (Optional.) Select a template monitor to copy SLA settings from. The editor will later populate the SLA values with those used by this template monitor.

  3. Select one or more monitors to edit SLA settings for. Use the Ctrl- and Shift-clicks to select multiple monitors, or click Select All to select all of your monitors.

  4. Select the check boxes next to Service Level Objectives, Operating Periods or One-Time Exclusion Periods to edit the corresponding settings. If you previously selected a template, the settings will be prepopulated with the values from this template.

    Bulk editing: SLA settings

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    Service Level Objectives

    Operating Periods

    One-Time Exclusion Periods

  5. Once you are happy with the SLA configuration, click Submit in the top right corner and confirm the changes.

Bulk Editing via API

You can use AlertSite JSON API to edit the monitor configuration programmatically. The API allows you to enable and disable monitors, change the monitoring locations, interval, timeouts, and other configuration settings. However, blackouts and SLA settings are not currently exposed through the API.

See Also

Scheduling Monitor Blackouts
Configuring Monitors