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Exporting Monitoring Events

With Ping Monitor, you can easily export the monitoring events to the CSV file format for future analysis or processing by an automated tool. You can export events displayed within the Events page of the Details view and within the Connectivity Events view. To export the events, click the Export button from the toolbar. You are proposed to choose between exporting the selected events and all displayed events. Also you can press the Export button from the Organize Ribbon group on the Program page, when the view is focused. It is also possible to use the pop-up menu of the view to export events. The Export Events Wizard will appear on the screen Pic 1.

The Export Events Wizard welcome page

Pic 1. The Export Events Wizard welcome page

The first page of the Export Events Wizard is the welcome page used to introduce you to the feature the wizard is supposed to help you with. After reading the welcome information, press Next to continue with export.

On the next page of the Export Events Wizard, you are offered to choose a file you are going to save the events to and the CSV format options. The file path should be provided to the Export To field Pic 2. You can choose the encoding to be used for saving the data as well as the field delimiter and the text qualifier. While performing export, you may also define if you would like the column header to be present in the resulting file, which would make it easier for you to identify each column – this feature can be enabled using the Include column header option.

Configuring the export options

Pic 2. Configuring the export options

After you are ready with configuring the export options, press Finish to proceed with export. The file containing the events will be created in the path specified.

The CSV file with the connectivity events consists of four columns, which are the following:

Index

Header

Description

1

Status

The connection status the event is generated for.

2

Host

The host the event is generated for.

3

Description

The logged event description.

4

Time

The time when the event was logged.

Sample exported data in the CSV format

"Status","Host","Description","Time"

"Connection Restored","Google UK (google.co.uk)","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was restored at 9/11/2015 9:08:30 AM.","2015-09-11 09:08:30"

"Connection Lost","Google UK (google.co.uk)","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was lost at 9/11/2015 9:08:26 AM. Ping reply was not received within the allotted time. IP status: 11010.","2015-09-11 09:08:26"

"Connection Restored","Google UK (google.co.uk)","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was restored at 9/11/2015 6:19:28 AM.","2015-09-11 06:19:28"

"Connection Lost","Google UK (google.co.uk)","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was lost at 9/11/2015 6:19:10 AM. Ping reply was not received within the allotted time. IP status: 11010.","2015-09-11 06:19:10"

The CSV file with the host monitoring events consists of five columns, which are the following:

Index

Header

Description

1

Title

The logged event title.

2

Severity

The logged event severity level.

3

Description

The logged event description.

4

Time

The time when the event was logged.

5

Error Code

The error code for the event, if any.

Sample exported data in the CSV format

"Title","Severity","Description","Time","Error Code"

"Connection Status","Information","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was restored at 9/11/2015 9:08:30 AM.","2015-09-11 09:08:30",

"Connection Status","Warning","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was lost at 9/11/2015 9:08:26 AM. Ping reply was not received within the allotted time. IP status: 11010.","2015-09-11 09:08:30",

"Connection Status","Information","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was restored at 9/11/2015 6:19:28 AM.","2015-09-11 06:19:28",

"Connection Status","Warning","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was lost at 9/11/2015 6:19:10 AM. Ping reply was not received within the allotted time. IP status: 11010.","2015-09-11 06:19:15",

"Name Resolution","Warning","The reverse name resolution from the '173.194.113.215' IP address to a host name could not be performed. DNS name does not exist. Error code: 9003.","2015-09-11 00:09:38","9003"

"Connection Status","Information","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was restored at 9/10/2015 9:01:49 PM.","2015-09-10 21:01:49",

"Connection Status","Warning","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was lost at 9/10/2015 9:01:44 PM. Ping reply was not received within the allotted time. IP status: 11010.","2015-09-10 21:01:49",

"Connection Status","Information","Connection to the 'Google UK (google.co.uk)' host was restored at 9/10/2015 8:12:16 PM.","2015-09-10 20:12:16",