Documentation forSolarWinds Platform

Average Response Time & Packet Loss

This topic applies to all SolarWinds Platform products.

This widget displays gauges of both average response time and packet loss percentage for the selected node. Reported values are updated regularly.

To find out when the next poll is due, go to the Polling Details resource for the node, and check out the Next Poll.


Thresholds in the SolarWinds Platform specify which part of the gauge is highlighted as warning or critical values. You can change the warning and critical thresholds.

Click Thresholds, and adjust the critical and warning levels for the metric. This change will be applied on all monitored objects.

Change the type and size of the gauge

  1. Click Edit to open the Custom Type Gauges page.
  2. Edit the Title and Subtitle, select the gauge style and size, and click Submit.
  3. Available gauge styles are shown in the lower field at 100% sizing. Gauges may be sized over the range 30‑250% of the displayed size.