Simply put, a Component is a collection of a number of Monitors. Component represents a piece of IT infrastructure, such as a server, an application, a network device, etc.
More examples are below:
- Component “Some server” with Monitors: CPU load, RAM, disk, system log, OS processes, etc.
- Component “Some web site” with Monitors: HTTP, HTTPs, ICMP ping.
- Component “Some router" with Monitors: ICMP ping, SNMP.
Component belongs to some Category such as "Server", "Database", or "Printer".