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Ping Monitor Template

The Ping Monitor Template enables you to monitor servers for both avaialabilty and response time using ICMP messages.

For more information see: RFC 4884

Since ICMP messages use UDP to send and receive echo responses, packet loss is normal. For this reason, be sure to enable the Failure Rate found on the General Tab.

How to configure the Ping Monitor Template:

  • From the Menu Bar, select File | New. The Create New Object View displays.
  • From the Create New Object View, expand Templates | Network and Application Monitors then select Ping Monitor. The New Template Properties View displays.
  • The Template Properties view contains 3 tabs.

The Options Tab

  • Use the Server drop-down to select the server you would like to monitor.
    Once selected, the server is automatically assigned to this template.
  • Use the Timeout text box to specify the response timeout.
  • Use the Buffer length text box to specify the length of the buffer to echo.
  • Click the Test button to verify the template is configured property and the monitor executes as expected.
  • Finally, select the General Tab, then click the click the Auto-Generate Name button to auto-generate a name based on the configured settings.

Related Topics

RFC 4884

Network and Application Monitor Templates