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How can I create a statistical Ping sensor?



I want to ping some devices for statistical reasons only, without the sensor going into a warning or down state if the device is unavailable. How can I do this?

ping sensor statistical

Created on May 20, 2011 10:13:13 AM

Last change on May 20, 2011 2:34:16 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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This can be done with Custom Sensor StatisticalPingXML. This sensor takes a comma separated list of host names or IP's and produces a channel for every host.

-h=ip-address|hostname [-w=timeout] [-l=size] [-i=TTL]

-h=   A comma separated list of hosts to check.
-w=   Optional, timeout in milliseconds to wait for a reply, default = 500.
-l=   Optional, send buffer size, default = 32.
-i=   Optional, Time To Live, default = 64.

For example:


Will produce three channels with ping response times.

The sensor can be downloaded from this page

Created on May 20, 2011 1:35:06 PM

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