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Ping to more than one NIC



Hello all,

I'm using PRTG in order to monitor our Firewalls (Checkpoint R70 and R75).

Each FW has 8-10 NICs and I'd like to know if I can add a ping sensor for every interface. The aim is to have a vision on the availability of each interface. Is it possible? I've already tried to add the "pingsensor" tag in every interface probe, but without a result.

Every suggestion is welcome. Thank you in advance.

checkpoint ping snmp

Created on Mar 31, 2014 12:27:33 PM

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thank you very much for your KB-Request. I'm afraid this might not be possible, you can only ping IPs or hostnames (which are then resolved into IPs). So unless "behind" each NIC is a different IP, it won't be possible to ping each interface.
If you can set each NIC / Interface to have its own IP, it would then be necessary to have several devices in PRTG, each with the IP of one NIC / Interface then.

best regards

Created on Apr 1, 2014 2:29:56 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]




thank you for answering. I was afraid that you will give me this answer as it was the only solution that I found before posting my question here.

Thank you anyway.

Have a great day.


Created on Apr 2, 2014 7:26:23 AM

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