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Robin

05/24/2023, 8:36 AM
Hi, I’m new to SigNoz and have a question: Is it possible to only run a external service without the ‘instrument your app’? So SigNoz makes a call every X seconds/minutes and checks the responsetime of a call and create my own calls?
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Pranay

05/24/2023, 10:46 AM
is this something similar to what you are trying @Robin - https://signoz.io/docs/monitor-http-endpoints/
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Robin

05/24/2023, 10:48 AM
Yes!
Okay, I followed the instructions and added the httpcheck receiver to otel-collector-config.yaml receiver section and services > pipeline > metrics recievers. I did a docker-compose down and up -d but the metric isn’t being shown as a service?
Where can I find / test the metric? At traces?
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Vishal Sharma

05/24/2023, 11:17 AM
You can open dashboard and add a graph panel plotted with http metrics. https://signoz.io/docs/userguide/manage-dashboards/
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Robin

05/24/2023, 12:09 PM
Thanks! Still have to figure out a few things but this helps a lot.
btw; is it possible to give a body with a request?
As in, I need to get a authenticated request
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Vishal Sharma

05/25/2023, 7:32 AM
It’s not possible to give a body with a request. Here are the metrics which are available: https://github.com/open-telemetry/opentelemetry-collector-contrib/blob/main/receiver/httpcheckreceiver/documentation.md
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