Note: The beacon requires .Net Framework 4.7.2.
Follow the steps below to install your own beacons that will be monitored using Nova Service Health.

  1. Log in to Nova.
  2. Click the Settings button (a gear icon) located in the top right of the page.
  3. Click Monitoring, which is located under Application Settings.
  4. Select Beacon Management.
  5. Click Add > Beacon.
  6. Enter an email address, and then click Send. An email containing an installation code and a link to download the installer will be sent to the email address.
  7. From the email, download the installer to your Windows server.
  8. Run the installer. When prompted, enter the installation code from the email.
  9. Review the logs to ensure the beacon was registered successfully.
  10. In Nova, go back to Settings (using the gear icon) > Monitoring and add any desired workloads (by clicking Beacon Management > Add > Workload).

  1. When registration is successful, you’ll be able to see an entry in the logs indicating registration was successful. Here’s how it looks:

Note

Until you add workloads to your beacon, the beacon icon on the Monitoring dashboard shows the NoData icon. After you add workloads to the beacon, you’ll see test results in the dialog after 1 minute:

By default, a scan of the workloads occurs every 60 seconds. However, the status on the dashboard map only changes if the beacon status has changed since the last scan.

Editing a workload

You can change monitoring rules (pass/fail and latency) by editing the beacon’s workload:

  1. Click the Settings button (a gear icon) located in the top right of the page.
  2. Click Monitoring, which is located under Application Settings.
  3. Select Beacon Management.
  4. Select Edit > Workload.
  5. Click the ellipsis button (…) and select Edit.
  6. Make desired changes (using the screen shown below), and then click Save.

Stopping a workload

You can stop a workload to stop future scanning.

  1. Click the Settings button (a gear icon) located in the top right of the page.
  2. Click Monitoring, which is located under Application Settings.
  3. Select Beacon Management.
  4. Select Edit > Workload.
  5. Click the ellipsis button (…) and select Stop.

After a workload is stopped for about 5 minutes, the old test results are removed and the workload status changes to Critical. The beacon status changes to NoData.

Removing a workload

Removing a workload removes it from the server running the beacon. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click the Settings button (a gear icon) located in the top right of the page.
  2. Click Monitoring, which is located under Application Settings.
  3. Select Beacon Management.
  4. Select Edit > Workload.
  5. Click the ellipsis button (…) and select Remove.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email