Targets are the endpoints for synthetic probing traffic from agents
The following article describes target functionality and management.
Service Experience Insight supports Unmanaged Targets and Managed Targets
Unmanaged Targets are public IP addresses and domains that receive synthetic probing traffic from agents
Managed Targets are agents with target functionality enabled that receive synthetic probing traffic from other agents
Probing protocol and available metrics vary by target type
Protocol by target types
Metrics by supported protocol
HTTP Availability (%)
HTTP Request Response Time (ms)
Connection set up
DNS lookup (ms)
Initial connection (ms)
Request Send (ms)
Waiting TTFB (ms)
Content Download (ms)
Hops Latency (ms)
Probing Interval Default
Probing Interval Custom
1 sec. to 10 min.
30 sec. to 10 min.
100 millisec. to 10 min.
1, 6, 12, 24 hrs.
3, 8, or 10 sec.
1. Page tabs - View targets and target groups
2. Info panels - Panels summarize the current count of managed targets, unmanaged targets, and targets by target protocol
4. Add Target button - Click to open the add target modal to create unmanaged targets; see Adding targets.
5. Search and filters
Search - Click the icon to expand text search to quickly find Targets by a variety of target attributes.
Text search supports partial matches and fuzzy logic
Queries are limited to one text search. Use filters to combine multiple attributes
Combine a text search with one or more filters to create and statement queries
Example: Combining search and filters to return all targets in the WiFI Access Points (Groups filter)in Sunnyvale, CA (test search) returns
Searchable Target Attributes
Primary location of agent used as a managed target - Search by any part of the Target’s primary address like street name or county - Latitude/longitude is not searchable. Lat/long input as the Target’s location resolves to the nearest address
Target ID is the Target’s unique identifier - Lowercase and hyphenated Target name appended with a unique six-digit alphanumeric string in this format: “cloud-vm-gcp-us-west2-lo-59eccr-ICMP” - Searchable by all, or part of the unique identifier string
Search by all or part of the targets display name
Search by all or part of group name - Use filters to return targets from multiple groups
Search by all are part of the target’s IP or domain
Search by all or part of a target name - Use filters to return targets from multiple tags
Search managed or unmanaged targets
Filters - Click the icon to use filters. Multiple filters create and statements.
Text entery: Full or partial IP or domain name
Target groups list (multi-select)
Managed Target or Unmanaged Target (single-select)
Target tags list (multi-select)
Online Targets, Offline Targets (single select)
Tables support up to 100 rows per page.
Pagination controls show the count of items in the table.
Filtering and sorting change the count.
Use the dropdown to change the number of items shown in the table. Twenty-five items are shown by default.
Clicking the right arrow requests the next page of items, and the left arrow reloads items from the previous page.
Paginated results load sequentially, and arrows are disabled until the items in each request are loaded.
7. Table Sorting
The name and groups columns are sortable.
Tables are sorted by Unicode value and load in ascending order (A-to-Z).
Clicking the name or group column label changes the soring order.
A white arrow will appear to the right of the column label.
indicates that the table is sorted in ascending order.
indicates that the table is sorted in descending order.
Table sorting is a function of the search API.
When the label is clicked, a request is sent to the server to return paginated results in ascending or descending order.
Advancing the pagination loads the next page of items in the order specified.
Changing the sorting order will show that any level of pagination shows the reverse order or that level of pagination.
Example: Assume a table has 675 items; 25 items start with each letter of the English alphabet, and the table is set to show 24 items per page.
Table loads the 25 items starting with A in ascending order.
Advancing to the next page loads the items 26-50 that start with the letter B.
Changing the sorting order of the second page will show items 626-650 starting with Y.
Unicode characters are normalized before sorting to provide a better search experience. For example, using special characters like “①” (U+2460) in resource names may result in unexpected sorting behavior.
8. Table export and customization
Click the icon to export the Target record in .CSV or .JSON format
Each export outputs the Targets and columns visible on the Target table page —-a maximum of 100 Targets per export
Use pagination arrows to load additional table pages for export
Raw API values are exported and may differ from the plain-language labels and values seen in the dashboard
Customize table columns:
Click the icon to open the table customization modal
Table customization is stored in the web browser’s local memory and does not change the view for other users
Clearing the browser cache or using a different browser resets the default table columns and column widths
Target’s display name link - Click through to the target page to view metrics and information about the target
Group assigned to the target
Target protocol(s) - Managed targets support ICMP, UDP, and/or Speed Test target protocols - Static and cloud agents with target functionality enabled become managed targets. Learn more about managed target agents in the Agent Configuration seciton of the Agents article
IP or domain assigned to the target
Group assigned to the target
Target’s primary location - Full or partial address shown - Lat/long input as the Target’s location resolves to the nearest address
ellipsis icon to open the actions menu Edit opens the editing modal Delete opens the confirm deletion modal
9. Target selector and bulk editing
Search or filter the Target list to edit the status and properties of one or more Targets
Click the checkbox(s) to select specific Targets, or choose “select all” to edit or delete all visible Targets in the table
Choose a bulk editing option from the footer menu:
Add Target tags
Delete Target tags. This removes the tags from the selected Targets. The tag is deleted and no longer assigned to any Targets
Update group. Add, change, or remove the Target from a group
Bulk edit opens the edit Target modal populated with the selected Targets. Use this method when editing different Target attributes for the selected Targets
Deleted Targets and all associated Target data are lost permanently and cannot be recovered
The Target deletion modal requires the user to enter the number of Targets to be deleted and to click the confirm button
Target can be deleted by users with Admin, Co-Admin, and Asset Manager roles. See User Management to learn more about user roles and privileges
This modal is used to add Unmanaged Targets only
Agents with target functionality enabled in automaticallybecome targets and are listed on the target table
Name the target
Unique target names are not required because a unique target ID is assigned when the target is created
Logical, unique, and descriptive naming for each target is recommended
Select the target’s probing protocol
Unmanaged targets support one protocol per target record
Create a target for each protocol
For example, create two targets to send ICMP and HTTP probing to Service A
Target name: Service A (ICMP), Target Protocol: ICPM, Target address: Service A IP
Target Name: Service B (HTTP), Target protocol: HTTP, Target address: Service A domain
URL (Target Address)
Enter target IP for ICMP, UDP, and Speed Test targets
Enter target domain (URL) for HTTP targets
Add the target address * Address is optional but helpful if the service will be accessed in multiple regions * Unmanaged targets with addresses will appear on the target’s page map in future versions
Select an existing group from the dropdown list
If a new group is needed, complete the target creation process in progress. Then create a new group in the Groups tab of the Targets page and add edit the target to include the new group