Monitors Settings
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    Article Summary

    In the Monitors Settings tab in Settings, you can install, inspect, and configure ControlUp Monitor instances and sites in your organization.

    This personal setting isn't global. If you clear the AppData folder it won't be applied anymore.

    Click the Monitors icon in the Settings ribbon to open the Monitors section of Settings.

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    The Monitors tab of the Settings dialog box opens.

    Click the icons at the top of the box to perform the following actions on your ControlUp organization sites and monitors:

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    • Add Site
    • Add Monitors to Site
    • Monitors Settings
    • Delete Site

    ControlUp Sites

    Details about the sites in your organization are displayed in the upper section of the dialog box. Select the checkbox of your default sit:

    Select a Default Site

    If your organization has multiple sites, it is recommended that you designate the site which has the most turnover of addition and removal of machines as the default site. When you add a machine in the Add Machines dialog box, the site which appears by default in the Select Site field is the default site (see below). Having the site with the most turnover appearing by default in the Select Site field allows you to skip the step of selecting a site for an added machine for the majority of machine additions. See Add Machines for more information about adding machines to your ControlUp organization.
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    Configure ControlUp Sites

    Click Monitors Settings w Border.png to open Sites and Monitors - Configuration Wizard > Data Sources to change the site that each data source is associated with.

    ControlUp Monitors

    Details about the monitors in your organization are displayed in the bottom of Monitor Settings.

    Under the Monitors tab, you can see a list of all ControlUp Monitor instances installed in your organization and review their current status.

    To perform actions on monitors, use the following methods:

    • Remove or stop a monitor by clicking the buttons, shown in the screenshot above.
    • Right-click on a monitor and select one of the options from the menu, shown in the screenshot below:
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    Add and Configure a ControlUp Monitor

    From version 9.0, you can install the ControlUp Monitor on workgroup machines with PowerShell cmdlets. To learn how, see here.

    Click Add Monitors to Site w border.png to install a new ControlUp Monitor using the ControlUp Monitor Installation Wizard.
    ControlUp Monitor Installation Wizard.png

    Click Monitors Settings w Border.png to reconfigure existing monitor instances using the Sites and Monitors - Configuration Wizard.

    For more information about installing and configuring the ControlUp Monitor, see here.

    Advanced Settings

    You can use the Advanced Settings tab of the Monitors Settings window to configure performance management options that might help conserve system resources on the machine running the console.

    Regulating the rate of performance updates

    You can configure ControlUp to pull performance updates from the managed machines instead of receiving push updates. This enables a degree of control over the number of updates received by the console, thus decreasing the amount of CPU cycles and RAM required to process updates.


    We recommend you contact our support team before changing this setting. Our support engineers will suggest recommended values for the data collection parameters after assessing the size of your environment and the available resources.

    Organization Mode

    For an overview of the following features, see:

    Upgrade a ControlUp Monitor

    From version 9.0, you can upgrade the ControlUp Monitor with PowerShell cmdlets. To learn how, see here.

    To upgrade a monitor in the GUI, perform the following steps:

    1. From the Monitor Settings window, right-click the monitor that you want to upgrade and select Stop.
    2. Right-click the stopped monitor and select Upgrade.
    3. After the upgrade is finished, right-click the montior and select Start. You can confirm that the monitor version has been upgraded by checking the Version column.

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