Monitor Status

The following are the different monitor status you will see for a monitor.

# NEW

When a monitor status is new, It means the monitor is created, but we haven't yet received the first ping from your cron job or scheduled task.

This will usually be a status for newly created monitors.

# ACTIVE

When a monitor status is active, It means the monitor is running as expected, and we haven't detected any issues with the monitor.

# RUNNING

When a monitor status is running, It means the monitor sent its initial ping, and we are waiting for your monitor to report ping to indicate the cron job execution is completed.

You will see this status when your cron job is actively running.

# PAUSED

When a monitor status shows as paused, It means the monitor is currently not recording any pings and not sending any alerts.

You will see this status when you pause a monitor from the dashboard.

# RUNNING LONGER

When a monitor status shows as running longer, It means the monitor sent its first ping indicating the cron job started executing. But we haven't yet received the ping from your cron job indicating that it is completed running.

This status usually happens when we do not hear a complete ping with in the maximum execution time you specified for a monitor.

This means your monitor is experience issues or might have crashed silently. It could possible mean the maximum execution time set for this monitor is less than its average execution time. In this instance we recommend increasing the maximum execution time for this monitor in your dashboard.

# FAILED

When a monitor status shows as failed, It means the monitor sent its first ping indicating the cron job started executing. But your cron job sent us a failure ping indicating the cron job failed due to an exception.

This means your cron job is resulting in errors and not completing the task as it is intended to.

# NOT RUNNING

When a monitor status shows as not running, It means that it is time for your cron job to start running, but we haven't heard a ping from your cron job indicating that it started.

This means your cron job is not executing at all, and depending on the severity of this cron job you might want to look into it immediately.

# DUPLICATE RUNS

When a monitor status shows as duplicate runs, It means that your cron job is running more than once or running on more than one server.

This would usually happen when a cron job is added to a server in auto scaling group or mistakenly configured more than once.

Depending on the type of the cron job this is, You might want to look into this immediately. Because if this cron job is something crucial like invoicing your customers, Having duplicate runs will resulting in sending more than one invoice to your customers.