# Status Checks

Status checks let you turn a measurement into a basis for an alert, allowing you to use measurements to gauge the health of your network in a variety of ways.

We'll be covering both the simple method for setting up status checks that uses the default options, and a more complex example that makes use of the various customisations available.

# Quick Start

If you just want to get started using status checks, you simply need to do the following:

  1. Create a RIPE Atlas ping measurement using either the website or the API.
  • You may use up to 1,024 probes.
  • Note the newly-created measurement ID
  1. Go to: https://atlas.ripe.net/api/v2/measurements/<measurement-id>/status-check where <measurement-id> is the ID from your newly created measurement. If the measurement in question is not public, you'll need to include an API ?key= argument.
  2. Go to the URL again later to check whether anything has changed.
  3. Define your alerts accordingly.
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