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PING Synthetic Monitor

Provides the steps to create a PING synthetic monitor.

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Introduction

PING synthetic monitor confirms the network accessibility of a chosen host. The synthetics send ICMP packets to the host and measures the response time and availability of the host. The host is considered Up after receiving all packets sent by the web probe.

The PING synthetic monitor measures the PING response time and percentage of packet loss.

Creating PING synthetic monitor

After selecting the synthetic monitor type, to configure the PING synthetic monitor:

  1. From the Add Synthetic window, provide details for the following parameters and click Save:
    • Name: Refers to the name of the synthetic monitor.
      Note: The value entered in the Name field must be unique. If the name is not unique, the screen displays the error message: Name Already Exists.
    • Host: Refers to the URL of the host.
    • Locations: Refers to the desired locations from where you want to monitor.
      The screen displays a confirmation message about the successful addition of the synthetic monitor.
  2. Click OK.
    The Synthetics page displays the configured monitor.

To manage a configured synthetic monitor:

  • Edit – To modify the existing details of the configured synthetic monitors.
  • Delete – To remove the configured synthetic monitor.
  • Scheduled Maintenance – To move any configured synthetic monitor to Scheduled Maintenance.

After configuring, view metrics, and graphical representations for additional information.

Metrics for PING monitor types

Metrics for PING Monitor Types
Monitor TypesUnitsRecommended MetricsDescription
PING-availability.down.location.countLocation Count: The number of locations where the configured host is down
PINGMillisecondssynthetic.response.timeResponse time: Duration to send and receive packets from the configured host
PINGPercentageping.pl.checkPercentage of packets lost while pinging

Graphical representation for metrics

Graphical Representation

Graphical Representation

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