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Can I ping from Switch to Switch to measure latency?



I need to be able to run a sensor which shows the latency in milliseconds between two given switches. I don't need it to be fancy, the feedback from a PING sensor will be absolutely fine. I can then set thresholds against the milliseconds delay that I see.

At the moment I can only see a way of running a ping from the network probe itself or I can use latency sensors within Cisco IP SLA which is not what I want.

Any ideas?

delay latency ping

Created on Jul 8, 2013 4:16:10 PM

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For something like this the only other option would be to run a remote ping from either a Linux or Windows machine that is directly connected to the switch. PRTG can execute the ping request from a Windows machine via WMI or through a LKinux machhine through SSH.

WMI Remote Ping

SSH Remote Ping

Created on Jul 9, 2013 9:07:29 AM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]




Can i apply "SSH Remote Ping Sensor" to (for example) Cisco Routers or Checkpoint firewalls? Or this sensor can only be used "between a system running Linux/Mac OS X and another device"? For example i want to ping some device direct from a cisco router? Or in this case will be better to use IP SLA? Checkpoint firewalls doesn't has IP SLA but they has Linux-based firmware.

Created on Dec 24, 2019 11:34:46 AM



Good question. I haven't tried this before, not sure if it will work. But usually, one would use the IP SLA Sensor, yes :)

Created on Dec 26, 2019 9:34:39 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

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