This monitor requests a URL and checks the HTTP response against the expected content. If the response does not return the expected content, the monitor fails. You can use this monitor to ensure that your web pages are available for viewing or that they are rendering on certain browsers. For example, you can check to see that a web page contains specific content that is to be listed after a certain date, such as "Ipswitch introduces its newest release, WhatsUp Gold v14." If the monitor does not find the content that you request it to find, the monitor fails and you know to update your web page.
Note: You can access some HTTPS sites, such as Gmail's login screen, using the HTTP Content Monitor.
Note: This feature is only available in WhatsUp Gold Premium Edition. To update your license, visit the MyIpswitch portal.
Enter or select the appropriate information in the following fields.
HTTP server settings
Note: The URL can include the full path to the document, including the document's file name and any query string parameters. For example,
Note: The HTTP Content Monitor only supports basic authentication.
Web page content
Note: The HTTP Content Monitor uses standard regular expression processing as supported by the .NET framework.
Click Request URL contents to populate the dialog with the web page contents of the URL you entered above.
Click Advanced to configure the user agent and custom headers.
Click Use in rescan to have the monitor appear in the Active Monitors list during rescan. WhatsUp Gold will add the monitor type to your devices during a rescan if the protocol or service is active on the device.
Click OK to save changes.