Setup and Configuration

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This article is about FireHydrant's built-in status pages. For information about Atlassian Statuspages, visit Atlassian Statuspage documentation instead.

FireHydrant Status Pages

FireHydrant Status Pages

You can create a new Status Page in FireHydrant by clicking Status Pages in the top nav, then "+ Create status page."

Once you create the page by adding a name and subdomain you intend to use for the page, we will generate a CNAME for you. You must then configure your chosen subdomain name in your DNS provider.

Setting up DNS

After creating your page, you are presented with a CNAME target to point your domain at our system.

FireHydrant generates a CNAME for you

FireHydrant generates a CNAME for you

You will want to find and use the documentation for whichever DNS provider you use. Generally, you'll need to create a CNAME record for your domain/subdomain and point it to the generated CNAME value FireHydrant provides. The example below is from Namecheap and points the acme subdomain of this domain to the status page:

Example of configuring a CNAME record in Namecheap

Example of configuring a CNAME record in Namecheap

Depending on the DNS provider, it can take from several minutes to hours before the records propagate. Check your provider's documentation to see how long the expected wait time is. Then, to confirm that your DNS is configured correctly, use dig from the command line or Google's DNS toolbox.

➜ ~ dig +short acme.example.com aabbccddeeff.sp-production.firehydrant-customer.com
Using Google's DNS toolbox

Using Google's DNS toolbox

Configuring Status Page Details

After we've generated the page's CNAME record, you can edit the rest of the new status page's details, split into multiple sections:

Basic Details

FieldDescription
Name(Required) The name FireHydrant uses internally to refer to your status page. This is not visible to external viewers
Enable the latest version of Status PagesWhether to opt into the latest version of status pages or stick with legacy. This impacts the availability of some other settings.

FireHydrant recommends using our newest version.

Branding and Title

FieldDescription
Light Mode LogoA logo to display when a user is viewing the status page in light mode.

Default is no logo.
Dark Mode Logo
(newest version only)
A logo to display when a user is viewing the page in dark mode. Dark mode is unavailable on Legacy status pages
FaviconFavicon for your status page.

Default is no favicon.
Open Graph ImageThe image displayed in social media or link previews when linking the status page on other websites.

Default is no image.
Page title(Required) An externally-facing page title displayed when there's no logo.
Welcome headingA greeting/headline for the page.

Defaults to nothing
Welcome messageA message to help your viewers understand the content and goals of the page.

Defaults to nothing
Operational messageA message to display when all systems and services are operational.

Defaults to "All systems operational."
External Links
(newest version only)
Arbitrary additional links to display on the page in the header area.

Conditions

By default, FireHydrant comes with "Operational", "Unavailable", "Degraded", and "Bug" as available conditions.

These can be configured and customized in your settings under Settings > Incidents > Conditions in the application. To learn more, visit Service Catalog Conditions.

FieldDescription
OperationalWhat condition(s) to show as "Operational" on the status page. Typically, "Operational" is inserted here.
DegradedWhat condition(s) to show as "Degraded" on the status page. Typically, "Degraded" is inserted here.
UnavailableWhat conditions to show as "Unavailable" on the status page. Typically, "Unavailable" is inserted here.
ComponentsWhich Service Catalog items you'd like to display on the status page. We typically see people show their Functionalities, but you can choose from Environments, Functionalities, or Services to display. You can add components to groups and subgroups to roll-up component conditions. Read more about configuring components groups here

Components and Fields

FieldDescription
ComponentsYou can choose which Service Catalog components you want to display on this status page. The legacy experience allows you to display components and their current statuses in a list, while the new experience allows additional options, like the ability to group components.
Show the last 90 days of incident history for each component
(latest version only)
Display components' last 90 days of health/incident history. Currently, this setting applies to all components and component groups.
Fields
(latest version only)
Allows you to customize which details and fields to display for each incident within the status page. See Fields below.
Legacy Status Pages external view of selected components

Legacy Status Pages external view of selected components

Managing Components and Component Groups

Configuring component groups for status pages

Configuring component groups for status pages

To add components to your status page, click the "Manage Components" buttons to open the component editor. In the component editor, you can add top-level components or create groups or subgroups of components.

To create a group, click "Add Group." Then, you'll be prompted to name your group and add components. Once you added at least one group, you can nest any additional groups underneath another group, creating subgroups. When components are grouped, they will create a roll-up status and 90-day history of status based on the child components.

Example with component group "US-East 1"

Example of newest status pages with 90-day history and component grouping "US-East 1"

Fields

The latest version of status pages allows picking and choosing which incident fields are displayed for each incident on the status page.

Choosing which fields to display in the new status page experience

Choosing which fields to display in the new status page experience

Aside from standard Incident Fields, there are specific items available to show on status pages:

  • Related Incidents - Normally shown in the The Command Center, you can also display related incidents on the status page
  • Links - The list of links attached to the incident, including tickets and external links but excluding conference bridges and incident channels
  • Slack Channel - If you want to show the link to the incident Slack channel (e.g., the status page is authenticated and internal), you may do so
  • Conference Bridges - If you want to show the links to any bridges (e.g., the status page is authenticated and internal), you may do so
  • Command Center Link - If you want to show the direct link to the incident in FireHydrant, you can (would require logging in to FireHydrant to access anyway)
  • [Any Custom Fields you've configured] - Any custom fields you've configured for your organization can also be shown on the status pages

Next Steps