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TCP Port Scan Template

The TCP Port Scan Template enables you to validate a TCP server is available and optionally returns a packet. This template is typically used to notify network administrators when a network server application is down or slow to respond.

How to configure the TCP Port Scan Template:

  • From the Menu Bar, select File | New. The Create New Object View displays.
  • From the Create New Object View, expand Templates | Network and Application Monitors then select TCP Port Monitor. The New Template Properties View displays.
  • The Template Properties view contains 4 tabs.

The Options Tab

  • Use the Server drop-down to select the target server you would like to monitor.
    Information Once selected, the server is automatically assigned to this template.
  • Use the TCP Port definitions controls to specify the TCP ports to scan.
  • To add a port, click the Add Add Button button. A new line is added to the list.
    • Use the Host text box when configuring this template as an Agent-Based Template and you would like the agent device to scan a remote port rather than a local port.
    • Use the Value text box to enter the TCP port to scan.
      Information Comma separate multiple ports. Dash separate port ranges.
      For example:
      80, 443, 1000-2000
    • Use the Description text box to enter a friendly TCP port description.
  • Use the Delete Delete Button button to remove the selected line items form the list.
  • Use the Clear Clear Button button to clear the list.
  • Use the Up Up Button button and Down Drop-Down Button button to reorder the list.
  • Use the Warning and Critical threshold controls to set the timeout trigger thresholds.
  • Use the Read response check box to configure the monitor to read the first packet received.
  • Finally, select the General Tab, then click the click the Auto-Generate Name Auto-Generate Name Button button to auto-generate a name based on the configured settings.
    TCP Port Scan Template Properties View
    TCP Port Scan Template Properties View

Related Topics

Network and Application Monitor Templates