Simon User Guide
New/Edit Test Window
The New Test and Edit Test windows. This window is typically accessed via the FileNew Test... or FileEdit Test... menu commands or the corresponding toolbar buttons are chosen.
This window is divided into eight sections. Below is a brief description of each; click on the section name or "tell me more" link for more information about each:
Name: The top section only includes a field where you can name this test. Enter a descriptive name for the test; you can use anything that helps you identify it; Simon does not use this value other than for display purposes. The default is "Untitled".
Checking Options: This and the following sections can be hidden or shown by clicking on the disclosure triangle. This section contains the frequencies of checking this test, and other options. [Tell me more....]
Smart Change Detection: This section includes the ability to enable Smart Change Detection, and specify what text to look for, if any. This is quite a useful feature; click the link for more information. [Tell me more....]
Automatically Pause Test: This feature allows you to suspend checking this test on specified days (or any day) and times. Useful if a monitored server is restarted at midnight, or you don't want to check during known idle times, etc. [Tell me more....]
Show Source: Click this button to open a Source window for the current test. Only active if the service plug-in supports this function.
Click this button to display the page of the User Guide that discusses this window, i.e. the page you are reading now.