Synthetic Monitor FAQs

Synthetic Monitor Frequently Asked Questions

What are the IPs for the monitor source regions?

You can find the IP addresses on the Synthetic Monitor reference page

Why is it important to monitor from outside of the path of where my application is hosted?

Monitoring from infrastructure that is separate from where your application is hosted gives an unbiased perspective of your application health and performance, resulting in a more realistic picture of application availability and end-to-end performance for end-users.

How long after creating a monitor will data be available?

Currently newly created monitors take ~2-3 min before

What region does the TLS monitor report run from?

The TLS monitor report will always source from US-EAST-1 within the reference page. This will be the case regardless of what regions the performance and health monitors you have running are set to.

How often are TLS reports generated?

The TLS report for a given HTTPs monitor is generated one time every 24 hours.

How is TLS Score generated?

The overall TLS score comes from the SSL Lab's Server Rating Guide. You can view a detailed explanation of the specification here.

How do I calculate the number of Monitor Executions I will need?

Monitor Executions represents the number of individual times a monitor has been run across all configured regions. The 3 factors that determine the monthly consumption for a monitor are:

  • Number of Regions for the monitor
  • Interval of the Monitor in minutes

Formula: (1440 (Minutes in a day) / <interval>) * (<Number of regions>) = Executions per day

Monitor Executions per interval per day:

Monitor Interval Executions per day per region
30 seconds 2880
1 minute 1440
5 minute 288
15 minute 96
30 minute 48
1 hour 24
6 hour 4
12 hour 2
1 day 1

Examples for a single monitor using a 1 min interval:

  • 1440 (executions per day) x 1 Region x ~30 days in a month = 43,200
  • 1440 (executions per day) x 3 Regions x ~30 days in a month = 129,600

Examples for a single monitor using a 5min interval:

  • 288 (executions per day) x 1 Region x ~30 days in a month = 8,640
  • 288 (executions per day) x 3 Regions x ~30 days in a month = 25,920