Each sensor has an Edit Settings page for performing common operations on an individual sensor such as deleting, disabling or re-enabling the sensor. You can also configure some of the settings and run interval or frequency for a sensor.
If you are examining an individual sensor from its Details, Errors, or Availability pages you can navigate to its ‘Edit Settings’ page to perform common operations provided you have the right permissions to the sensor.
- From any of the sensors pages navigate to the ‘Edit Settings’ from the left-hand menu
- At the top of the page, you will see buttons for common operations.
- Delete deletes the sensor permanently and you won’t be able to retrieve the data for the sensor
- Disable disables the sensor. Use this if the sensor is having problems
- Re-enable re-enables a disabled sensor if the sensor was previously disabled
Every ‘Edit Settings’ page has a sensor settings box where some common configuration can be changed as well as some sensor specific settings. Not every configuration for a sensor can be changed from this page, most configuration changes require validation before deployment. This is also due to the security of the configuration.
To change any of the settings, make the change and click ‘Update’ to save the setting.
Run Interval or Frequency
You can change how often the sensor runs. Different sensor types have different possible intervals to choose from often depending on the length of a typical sensor run.
These intervals are the same that can be chosen in the Finalize/Deployment step during initial sensor setup.
Disable After Consecutive Errors
You can alter the interval for when a sensor is automatically disabled. Sensors are automatically disabled if they generate consecutive errors over a period of time.
Alter the display name for a sensor. By default, sensors will display information about their target, server, or account name. You can substitute a display name for this part of the sensor title.
Add notes for a sensor. This can be used to communicate additional information about the sensor and share that information with other team members.