A.8.5. Network Services::Ping
pingthe monitored system or a specified IP address. It also checks 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 system. 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 monitored system.
- Packet Loss - The percent of data lost in transit.
pingfrom a Red Hat Satellite Server and not the monitored system. Populating the IP Address field does not test connectivity between the system and the specified IP address but between the Red Hat Satellite Server and the IP address. Therefore, entering the same IP address for Ping probes on different systems accomplishes precisely the same task. To conduct a
pingfrom a monitored system to an individual IP address, use the Remote Ping probe instead. See Section A.8.7, “Network Services::Remote Ping”.
Table A.41. Network Services::Ping settings
|IP Address (defaults to system IP)|
|Packets to send*||20|
|Critical Maximum Round-Trip Average|
|Warning Maximum Round-Trip Average|
|Critical Maximum Packet Loss|
|Warning Maximum Packet Loss|