Manage collections

Collections enable you to group API proxies, targets, or dev apps and set up appropriate alert threshold values for all members of the group to diagnose issues faster.

Note: You can add a maximum of 20 items to a collection.

For example, you might want to group the following components:

  • High or low traffic API proxies or backend targets
  • Target locations
  • Target API product
  • Target teams
  • Target developer apps

After you have defined a collection, you can:

View collections

To view collections that are currently defined, click Collections on the API Monitoring dashboard.

The Collections page displays, as shown in the following figure:

Collections

As highlighted in the figure, the Collections page enables you to:

Create a collection

To create a collection:

  1. Click Collections on the API Monitoring dashboard.
  2. Click + Collection.
  3. Select the type of collection: Proxy, Target, or Developer App.
  4. Select the environment from the drop-down.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Enter a name and description for the collection.
  7. Click Add Proxies, Add Targets, or Add Developer Apps to add items to the collection.
  8. Add or remove items from the collection, as follows:
    1. To add a single item, click its name on the drop-down list.
    2. To add multiple items, click Add multiple and then select the desired items when prompted and click Add.
      You can add a maximum of 20 items to a collection. A maximum of 15 items are displayed at one time. Use the search field to filter the list of items.
    3. To remove an item, position your cursor over the item and click x.
  9. Click Save to save the collection.

Edit a collection

To edit a collection:

  1. Click Collections on the API Monitoring dashboard.
  2. Click the name of the collection in the list.
  3. To edit the name or description, click and modify the fields.
  4. To add items to the collection, click .
  5. To remove an item, position your cursor over the item and click x.
  6. Click Save to save your edits.

Delete a collection

To delete a collection:

  1. Click Collections on the API Monitoring dashboard.
  2. Position your cursor over the collection that you want to delete to display the actions menu.
  3. Click .

Set up an alert for a collection

After you create a collection, you can create an alert, just as you can for an individual proxy, target, or developer app. For more on alerts, see Set up alerts and notifications.

For example, you create a collection of APIs named myApiCollection. You then want to create a 5xx status code alert for the API proxy collection.

The following example shows how to set up an alert using the UI that is triggered when the transactions per second (TPS) of 5xx status codes for any API in the collection exceeds 100 for 10 minutes for any region: