C.8.7. Network Services::Remote Ping

The Network Services::Remote Ping probe determines if the monitored system can ping a specified IP address. It also monitors the packet loss and compares the round trip average against the Warning and Critical threshold levels. The required Packets to send value allows you to control how many ICMP ECHO packets are sent to the address. This probe collects the following metrics:
  • Round-Trip Average — The time it takes in milliseconds for the ICMP ECHO packet to travel to and from the IP address.
  • Packet Loss — The percent of data lost in transit.
The IP Address field identifies the precise address to be pinged. Unlike the similar, optional field in the standard Ping probe, this field is required. The monitored system directs the ping to a third address, rather than to the RHN Server. Since the Remote Ping probe tests connectivity from the monitored system, another IP address must be specified. To conduct pings from the RHN Server to a system or IP address, use the standard Ping probe instead. Refer to Section C.8.5, “Network Services::Ping”.
Requirements — The Red Hat Network Monitoring Daemon (rhnmd) must be running on the monitored system to execute this probe.

Table C.43. Network Services::Remote Ping settings

Field Value
IP Address*
Packets to send* 20
Timeout* 10
Critical Maximum Round-Trip Average
Warning Maximum Round-Trip Average
Critical Maximum Packet Loss
Warning Maximum Packet Loss