Availability tests: adding new protocols

We have just completed an important update that will allow you to perform availability tests with new protocols.

To take advantage of these new features, go to the “Monitoring > Availability” section where you can create new tests with one of the types below.

UDP Protocol

Just like the TCP protocol, our probes can now test exchanges using the UDP protocol.

Testing an application via the UDP protocol is done by sending a request to a remote application defined by its IP address and port number.

As an option, we allow you to test the response of the remote application by defining an expected string in response or conversely, a string that must never be present in the response.

To perform such a test, go to the test creation form, select the “UDP” type and fill in the “IP Address”, “Port” and “Request” fields.

FTP Protocol

You can create a test that will regularly check that access to an FTP server is possible. To do this, select the FTP type in the creation form and enter the IP address and port number.

Note that if you do not add a username and password, our probe will log in as an “anonymous” user.

Web Socket Protocol

The third protocol added allows testing applications with an open Web Socket port.

From the list of availability tests, click on the “add a service” button. In the creation form, select the “Web socket” type and then specify the URL to access the application via the “WS” protocol or the secure version, i.e. “WSS”.

As an option for Web socket type tests, you can define a request that will be sent to the remote application during the test.

In addition, if the application must return information, you can define the string expected in case of success or, conversely, define the string that must never be present in the response.

If you would like our monitoring solution to be able to test other protocols, do not hesitate to request it from the support interface in your manager.