Monitor Settings Page
Ping Monitor monitors the remote host availability using the specified monitor settings. 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.
The following ping options can be configured:
- Online Pings Interval is the time span in seconds between pings if the previous ping was successful and the availability condition was reached.
- Offline Pings Interval is the time span in milliseconds between pings if the previous ping failed and the outage condition was reached.
- Availability Condition is the number of pings passed in a row that could be interpreted as an established connection to a remote host.
- Outage Condition is the number of pings failed in a row that could be interpreted a lost connection to a remote host.
- Availability Check Interval is 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 is the time span in seconds between pings if the previous ping failed but the outage condition has not been reached yet.
- Packet Size is the size in bytes of the packet sent with an ICMP echo request.
- Ping Timeout is the time span in milliseconds for the ping command to wait for a response from a remote host.
- Time To Live (TTL) is 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 Enterprise, 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.