Last modified on May 25, 2018

Below are the release notes for the AlertSite platform. For the Private Node Server release notes, see Private Node Server Version History.

April 26, 2018
April 19, 2018
  • You can now specify a default recipient group for alerts. Monitors that are not in any recipient group will send alerts to the default group rather than to all recipients configured in your AlertSite account.

  • Blackout configuration was moved from the Monitor Summary screen to the monitor settings.

January 4, 2018
  • API endpoint monitor improvements:

    • Added XML assertions to verify values in XML responses. XPath 2.0 syntax is used to specify the elements to be verified.

      • AlertSite JSON API and XML API also support creating and editing monitors with XML assertions.

    • Request configuration on the monitor edit screen was updated to more closely match the monitor creation wizard.

  • Dashboard list view improvements: reduced the font size to display more data, added the Interval column.

  • You can now send test alerts to recipients from AlertSite UXM. (Previously, test alerts were only available in AlertSite 1.0.)

  • The account summary in  > Settings > Account now displays your monitor count by type and alert recipient count.

December 12, 2017
  • The bulk editor now supports enabling and disabling multiple monitors in AlertSite UXM.

November 30, 2017
  • API endpoint monitor improvements:

    • New JSON assertions help you verify specific fields in JSON responses. JSONPath syntax can be used to select fields based on filter conditions.

      • AlertSiteJSON API and XML API were also updated to let you create and edit monitors with JSON assertions.

    • The assertion editor validates assertions in real time and displays warnings next to failing assertions.

  • Added the following features from AlertSite 1.0 to AlertSite UXM:

November 16, 2017
  • AlertSite UXM Dashboard improvements:

    • Monitor- and group-specific controls (edit, test on demand, and others) were replaced with a single gear icon that exposes available actions for a given monitor or group.

  • FTP, email, and network monitors can now be created in AlertSite UXM. Previously, these monitors could only be created in AlertSite 1.0.

November 2, 2017
  • Account settings were consolidated into a single setting screen accessible via the  > Settings menu in AlertSite UXM.

  • Some features that were previously available in AlertSite 1.0 are now available in AlertSite UXM, as well:

September 26, 2017
  • API endpoint monitor improvements:

    • Improved request editor in the New Monitor wizard.

    • Validate API Settings now pretty-prints responses and displays the response time.

  • The Fullpage Interval option now defaults to On for single-step DéjàClick monitors.

August 22, 2017
  • VoIP alerts will now come from number 954-800-2545.

  • You can now edit your existing email, FTP, TCP, DNS and ping monitors in AlertSite UXM. Previously, they could be edited only in AlertSite 1.0.

July 20, 2017
  • Email, FTP, TCP, DNS and ping monitors that were previously available only in AlertSite 1.0 are now also displayed on AlertSite UXM dashboards. The UI to create and edit these monitor types will be added in later releases.

  • Today’s data is now included in multi-day dashboards.

July 13, 2017
  • New locations in Calgary, Alberta and Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Dashboard improvements:

    • Auto-refresh can be paused and resumed by clicking the refresh timer.

    • The tile view can be sorted by the monitor status, name, last run time, or other attributes.

    • The location map in the monitor settings now has a filter for private locations and indicates locations that support IPv6.

  • JSON alert improvements:

    • Support for Basic authentication. You can specify the user name and password when configuring JSON alert recipients.

    • Performance alert contents can now be customized via templates.

June 15, 2017:
  • This release brings several enhancements to JSON alerts:

    • You can now test JSON templates by sending a request to a URL.

    • The new $STATUS_LINK template variable contains a link to the monitor run results in AlertSite.

  • We also published a new VictorOps integration guide that uses JSON alerts.

May 25, 2017:
  • Summary values were added to the Dashboard tiles.

  • Report data filters allow you to filter the reports to a subset of the total data set, for example, exclude specific error codes.

May 18, 2017:
  • JSON alerts. Alerts can now be sent in the JSON format to an external URL. JSON payload can be customized to be compatible with popular tools such as Slack, VictorOps, or ServiceNow.

  • Dashboard now displays the alerting status (on or off) on the monitor tiles and in the table view.

May 11, 2017:
  • You can now associate monitors with recipient groups from the monitor configuration screen.

  • Disabled monitors are now clearly identified on the Dashboard and sorted out from the active ones.

  • The About This Monitor tile on the Monitor dashboards now shows whether the monitor is enabled, sends alerts, and has an SLA.

  • The Test on Demand window now shows the monitor name in the window title.

April 27, 2017:
  • Improved workflow for creating and editing API endpoint monitors. You configure the HTTP method, request headers and payload for the API call, preview the response, and add keyword validations by selecting text in the response.

  • New charting interface to view the response time, availability, and Apdex information of one or multiple monitors. You can access the charts with the Compare button on the Dashboard.

  • Improved monitor edit mode. The monitor configuration screen now has a sidebar with the monitor list, allowing you to quickly find and edit another monitor.

  • JSON API now supports creating and editing Selenium monitors.

  • After you create a new monitor, you will see a message with a link to open the monitor settings.

  • JSON API improvements: New has_* fields in the Get Locations response indicate whether a location supports specific monitor types.

March 16, 2017:
  • Web URL and API endpoint monitors now support keywords containing quotes (") and backslashes (\) in AlertSite 1.0.

January 12, 2017:
  • New step-level run view with waterfall charts and page content statistics, such as top slowest objects, top largest objects, and content breakdown by type and by domain.

  • New Power-User role allows administering monitors, report, SLAs and alert recipients – everything except users and account settings.

  • You can now register, view, and manage your private locations ( and InSite) directly on the  > Account screen.

  • Step-level availability alerts are now supported for Perfecto Mobile monitors. You can set up step-level alerting by using recipient groups.

November 24 , 2016:
  • Private Node Server 2.0 with support for Hyper-V and Amazon EC2 hypervisors, Chrome and Selenium monitors, flexible monitoring capacity, and more.

November 1, 2016:
October, 2016:
  • Selenium monitoring:

    • You can upload your Selenium functional tests to create web transaction monitors that will run from AlertSite global monitoring locations.

  • New features:

    • Dark theme. A simple toggle control on the dashboard toolbar allows you to switch between our dark and light themes.

    • Improved SNI support. Website URL, Secure Website URL, API endpoint, and Secure API endpoint monitors now support HTTPS websites that use SNI (Server Name Indication). Previously SNI was supported only by real-browser monitors.

  • Dashboard improvements:

    • Added the 12 hours time frame.

    • You can now choose to show 25, 50, or 100 dashboard items per screen.

    • New dashboard diagnostic mode:

      • Drill directly into scatter plot and run screen from any time interval displayed on dashboard.

      • Access waterfalls, screen captures, and other details without leaving the dashboard.

        This functionality can be accessed by clicking any dashboard sparkline or via a new control on the dashboard toolbar.

  • Filter/view improvements:

    • The Dashboard View configuration panel has been updated to include monitor and group selection so that all Dashboard View controls are available in a single panel.

    • Filtering disabled monitors. Users can now choose to show or hide disabled monitors in a dashboard view.

    • The Good/Bad filter has been simplified and now applies to the time frame selected for the Dashboard.

  • Monitor Runs dashboard improvements:

    • Step-level waterfalls.

    • Added the All Failed Runs filter and location filters.

    • You can now copy URLs from the waterfall.

    • User-configurable number of runs per screen.

  • Alert recipient groups can now be configured at the step level, so you can target different recipients and templates based on failed steps.

  • The Recipient Groups screen has been redesigned.

  • Status code 6061 (SoapUI startup error) is now considered internal and is no longer included in the availability calculations.

September 7, 2016:
  • SoapUI monitor improvements:

    • New status codes for SoapUI monitors that reflect specific assertion types that failed. See AlertSite Status Codes.

    • Capture on error is now turned on by default for new SoapUI monitors. This will ensure that you have all available information at hand to diagnose errors.

  • Perfecto monitors now allow offsets between 60-120 minutes for 120-minute monitors.

April 24 , 2016:
  • New variables available in alert templates - $GROUP_NAME returns the name of the recipient group, and $GROUP_MEMBERS returns a list of recipient group members.

April 7, 2016:
March 10, 2016:
January 26, 2016:
December 1, 2015:
October 22, 2015:
August 27, 2015:
May 26, 2015:
  • Filters and Views: Customizing the Dashboard.

  • Apdex.

  • Monitor Groups.

May 15, 2015:

See Also

AlertSite Documentation