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Managing server profiles

Once you've registered for an account, you can manage your servers by clicking the link in the site menu visible on every page. The header contains a summary of your servers grouped by status, enabling an at-a-glance overview of your infrastructure.

Understanding a server's status

Pulse categorizes servers based on one of four separate states. Understanding these states is critical to your usage of Pulse, so take a moment to review them:

New - a server which is not being actively monitored. This is the state assigned to a newly created server monitoring profile before it has been configured and its resulting shell script installed on the physical server itself.

Silent - a server which has been set up correctly, but is no longer sending data to Pulse. This may be due to a number of possibilities, which are not problematic in nature e.g. network delays. However, it could also indicate that your server is offline.

Bad - a server which is set up correctly and sending data, but has data that violates one or more monitoring thresholds you have configured.

Good - a server which is setup correctly and sending data which does not violate any of the monitoring thresholds you have configured.