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Monitor Settings Page

Ping Monitor monitors the remote host availability using the specified monitor settings. Monitor settings include Ping Options and System Load Peaks configuration. These settings can be specified on the Monitor Settings preference page Pic 1. You can activate this page by clicking the glyph of the Activity Ribbon group on the Monitoring contextual page, or clicking the Preferences button from the Application Menu and selecting the Monitor Settings link on the navigation bar on the left in the opened dialog.

Configuring the Monitor Settings

Pic 1. Configuring the Monitor Settings

The following ping options can be configured:

Online Pings Interval – the time span in seconds between pings if the previous ping was successful and the availability condition was reached
Offline Pings Interval – the time span in milliseconds between pings if the previous ping failed and the outage condition was reached
Availability Condition – the number of passed pings in a row that could be interpreted as established connection to a remote host
Outage Condition – the number of failed pings in a row that could be interpreted as lost connection to a remote host
Availability Check Interval – the time span in seconds between pings if the previous ping was successful but the availability condition has not been reached yet
Outage Check Interval – the time span in seconds between pings if the previous ping failed but the outage condition has not been reached yet
Packet Size - the size in bytes of the packet sent with an ICMP echo request
Ping Timeout - the time span in milliseconds for the ping command to wait for a response from a remote host
Time To Live (TTL) - the time-to-live for the packet being sent. It is reduced by every host on the route to the destination. If the TTL field reaches zero before the packet arrives, such packet is discarded and an error is sent back. The purpose of the TTL field is to avoid a situation in which an undeliverable packet would keep circulating in the Internet.

With EMCO Ping Monitor Professional, it is possible not only to set a common Ping Options configuration, but also to provide a specific configuration for each host individually. See the Overriding Common Settings part of this document for details.

The System Load Peaks settings allow you to set the number of unique hosts pinged per second, the purpose of which is to reduce the load on the system hardware, such as the CPU, and the network infrastructure. This load is controlled by the value of the Ping Frequency field.