Display Pingdom metrics in Geckoboard

In this article, we'll show how to display information from your Pingdom data on your Geckoboard dashboard.

Adding your Pingdom data to a dashboard allows you and your team to monitor the availability and performance of your websites, servers or web applications as well as adding context to other live metrics on your dashboard.

Which metrics are available in this integration?

The following metrics are currently available in the Pingdom integration:

  • Current Status
    Allows you to monitor a check on a rolling 24h, 7 day or 30 day period. 
  • Alerts
    lists all your alerts on a rolling 1 day, 2 day, 3 day, 7 day, 14 day or 28 day period.
  • Trends
    Historic uptime performance or response time trends over a rolling 24h, 7 day or 30 day period.

Tip

If you're not sure which metrics to track, you might be interested in our SaaS Metrics Generator, which can help you find the right metrics and learn more about them.

Create a new Pingdom widget

To create a Pingdom widget, follow these steps:

  1. Click Add widget, located in the top right of your dashboard.
  2. Search for Pingdom using the Search sources field.

    Alternatively, you can also scroll down the alphabetical list of integrations until you reach the Pingdom integration.
  3. Click on the Pingdom integration.

Create a connection with Pingdom

Important note

Pingdom's free plan does not allow API access and can't be used for this integration

When adding your first Pingdom widget, you'll be asked to create a connection and authenticate your Pingdom account so that we're able to collect your data and display it on the dashboard. You only need to create this connection once – we'll take care of the rest.

To connect your Pingdom account with Geckoboard, follow these steps:

  1. The authentication box will ask you to enter the same email address and password as you use to log in to My Pingdom.subdomain (You can check your credentials at https://api.pingdom.com/api/2.0/checks).
  2. You'll also be asked to enter the email address of the account you wish to get the data from. (we call it Owner's Email).Connect Geckoboard with Pingdom
  3. Click on the Connect button.
  4. You're now ready to configure your first Pingdom widget!
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