If this is your first time setting up API monitoring, we recommend starting with our Introduction to ping monitoring.
Ping monitors work the same way the ping command does on a computer. If the host doesn't respond to the ICMP packets sent by ping, an incident is created, and the current on-call person or the entire team is alerted.
Creating a ping monitor:
- Go to Monitors → Create monitor.
- Change Alert us when the host above selection to Doesn't respond to ping.
- Enter your host (IPv4 or IPv6 address) in the Host to monitor input.
- Click Create monitor.