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Setting the health check frequency for your devices controls how often Auvik pings a device or group of devices to determine if they’re online.

There are two health check frequencies that come pre-configured: Network Elements and Default Health Check. You can edit, delete, or change the priority of either of these health checks. You can also add your own custom health checks.

You can filter the health check frequencies list to show only certain details. For more information on filtering, see How to filter data in Auvik.

How to add a health check

Adding a health check from your MSP dashboard adds it to all your clients. To add a health check for a specific client, add the health check from that client’s dashboard.

  1. Click Discovery in the side navigation bar.
  2. Click the Discovery Settings tab.
  3. Click Health Check Frequencies.
  4. Click the Add Health Check Frequency button.
  5. Fill in the Add Health Check Frequency form. You can save the health check to scan all devices across the network, or a specific device type (e.g., firewalls). Select how frequently you want the devices to be pinged, and tell Auvik how many pings should be tried before the device is considered offline.
  6. Click Save.

Now that the health check has been added, you can decide on the priority in which the health checks should be executed.

How to edit a health check

Editing a health check from your MSP dashboard edits the health check for all your clients. To edit a health check for a specific client, make the edits from that client’s dashboard.

To change the priority in which health checks are executed, see How to change a health check priority.

  1. Click Discovery in the side navigation bar.
  2. Click the Discovery Settings tab.
  3. Click Health Check Frequencies.
  4. In the displayed list of health checks, find the one you want to edit. Check the box at the beginning of its row.
  5. Click the Edit button.
  6. Make any edits you want.
  7. Click Save.

How to reset a health check

Only health checks pre-configured by Auvik or created from the MSP dashboard can be reset. You can’t reset health checks that were created directly on a client account.

To know which health checks have been updated, look at the asterisk for each health check in the table. A white asterisk () indicates no updates have been made. A grey asterisk  () indicates an update has been made.

  1. Click Discovery in the side navigation bar.
  2. Click the Discovery Settings tab.
  3. Click Health Check Frequencies.
  4. In the list of health checks, find the one(s) you want to reset. (The asterisk must be grey.) Check the box at the beginning of each row.
  5. Click the Reset button.
  6. Confirm the reset by clicking Reset.

How to delete a health check

Deleting a health check from your MSP dashboard deletes the health check for all your clients. To delete a health check for a specific client, delete the health check from that client’s dashboard.

  1. Click Discovery in the side navigation bar.
  2. Click the Discovery Settings tab.
  3. Click Health Check Frequencies.
  4. In the displayed list of health checks, find the health check(s) you want to delete. Check the box at the beginning of each row.
  5. Click the Delete button.
  6. Confirm the health checks are to be deleted, by clicking Delete.

How to restore a deleted health check

If you’ve deleted a health check that was pre-configured by Auvik or created from the MSP dashboard, you can restore it rather than recreating it from scratch. Note that only pre-configured Auvik health checks or health checks shared between the MSP and the client can be restored. You can’t restore a health check that was created on a specific client.



  1. Click Discovery in the side navigation bar.
  2. Click the Discovery Settings tab.
  3. Click Health Check Frequencies.
  4. Hover over the gear () icon above the Add Health Check Frequency button. Click Restore health checks.
  5. In the list of deleted health checks, find the one(s) you want to restore. Check the box at the beginning of each row.
  6. Click Restore.

How to change a health check priority

Changing the priority of a health check from your MSP dashboard updates the health check for all your clients. To change the priority of a health check for a specific client, change the priority from that client’s dashboard.

  1. Click Discovery in the side navigation bar.
  2. Click the Discovery Settings tab.
  3. Click Health Check Frequencies.
  4. In the displayed list of health checks, find the one you want to change.
  5. At the end of its row, click the Up arrow to increase the priority or the Down arrow to decrease priority.

 

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