Working with Application Profiles
Access the application monitoring configuration interface by selecting . This interface allows you to create new application profiles as well as import profiles from your local machine. Additionally, for existing application profiles, you can also:
- Add monitored applications.
- Define application attributes.
- Make configuration changes.
- Export application profiles to an .xml file.
- Copy application profiles.
- Delete application profiles.
Please note, to perform these functions, you must have the Configure Application Profiles user right enabled.
To add a new application profile:
- Select from the main menu.
- Select the Application Profiles tab.
- Click the icon to launch the Application Profile Editor dialog.
- Select the Application Detail tab, then configure the following:
- . Enter a name for your new application profile.
- . Enter a more detailed description for the new profile, if desired.
- . Use this list to select the most appropriate choice of category for the new profile.
- . Specify a version number for the new profile. Note that this field may be used at your discretion when creating multiple profiles based on the same profile type, importing/exporting profiles, or tracking profile changes internally, for example, however it is not actively used by WhatsUp Gold for application monitoring purposes.
- . Use this list to select an action policy to be applied to the application instance.
- . Click the Add icon to select one or more attributes to apply to the monitored application, if desired.
- Select the Components tab, click the Add icon, then select Component from the list displayed.
- Browse for and select a component to add to the application profile, then click .
- Repeat as needed to build your application profile using multiple components.
: You can specify a test device using the selector at the top of the dialog, select one or more individual components using the checkboxes at left, and then click to ensure your profile's components are correctly configured and functioning properly.
- Click .
For more information, see Components, Critical Component Groups, and Discrete Applications.