Ping monitor sends an ICMP (ping) command to a device. This is the default monitor added to all devices during discovery. If the device does not respond, the monitor is considered Down.
Provide a unique name and description for the monitor, then configure the following:
- . Enable this option to have the monitor appear in Device Properties. If enabled, clicking from the device management actions menu within the Device Properties interface adds the monitor to the selected device if the applicable protocol or service is active on that device.
- . Enter the length of time WhatsUp Gold attempts to connect to the selected device. When the specified time is exceeded without connecting, a timeout occurs and WhatsUp Gold stops trying to connect to the server. This is considered a failed connection.
- . Enter the number of times WhatsUp Gold attempts to send the command before the device is considered Down.
- . Enter the length in bytes of each packet sent by the ping command.