Documentation forKiwi CatTools


The Device.ConnectivityTest.Ping activity allows you to ping a selection of devices. CatTools pings each selected device in turn, and logs any failures to the Report file \Reports\Device.ConnectivityTest.Ping.txt

The ping test is a simple Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo request, sent from the machine running CatTools to the selected device(s). It tests the operation of your network between CatTools and the selected device, but only at the IP level. This activity is a useful test of your network, or your users' ability to use the network, depending on your specific network design. The activity report file provides a historical record of the status of the tested devices.

Setting up the activity for Device.ConnectivityTest.Ping

For information on setting up activities, see Add / Edit scheduled activity details.

Activity option

Configure the options specific to this activity in the Options tab.

Response timeout (seconds) Time, in seconds, that the activity waits until it assumes that the ping request has failed. Default value is 2 seconds.
Ping packet send count Number of ping requests the activity sends to each device as the activity runs. Default value is 5 packets.
Only record ping failures Record of ping failures. The report file is contained to a minimum size, conserving hard-drive space.
Log Error if 100% not reported Raises an error if all pings are not 100% successful.