To connect Pingdom to your StatusHub page open up your statushub account and click the option "edit status site."
This will bring you to the edit status site page, shown below.
Once here you will need to select the "services & integrations" option on the side menu. You will then see these options appear.
Go ahead and select the New service option. The box below will appear.
Go ahead and give the service a name it can be whatever you want, but as we are linking Pingdom, it would wise to name it that.
Then using the dropdown select the group on your page you want to update using Pingdom. If you have only one group like us, then only one will appear here.
Then select the Pingdom option hit Update Service and we will generate a webhook for you to use over at Pingdom.
Once you have done this your "new service" i.e., Pingdom will appear under the group you previously selected. With the tag ID, we will need later underneath.
Look at that we are halfway there. Next, you are going to pop over to Pingdom and complete the connection
Once you have logged into your Pingdom account. You will need to set up an "Integration." The steps below show how to do this.
- Navigate to Integrations > Integrations,
- Click "Add integration," up in the right corner,
- Select "Webhook" type,
- Set the name,
- Use "https://hooks.statushub.io/hooks/pingdom" as an URL,
- Save these settings
Next step is where we connect the Alert Policy to a check
- Navigate to Monitoring > Uptime,
- Open a check for editing,
- Go to modal bottom to "Connect Integrations" section,
- Select your StatusHub integration,
- Scroll back up to the section for tags and past in the tag from statushub (sh-token-digits) as check tag,
- Save changes
Now your StatusHub and Pingdom have been linked.
To test the webhook force a fail on your Pingdom check until you have gotten an alert.
If everything works, your StatusHub page will update.
StatusHub provides the ability to associate multiple Services with multiple Pingdom Checks, this gives you flexibility and allows the following scenarios:
- Set incident on multiple Services from one Pingdom check - Useful for global components, or for components encapsulating multiple subsystems
- When Service is being checked in different ways, it allows you to set the incident when one any one of those checks will fail
The simple approach of one Pingdom Check connected with one Service is still possible.
The graph below shows an example sequence for a situation with two Services and two Pingdom Checks.