Free Ping and TraceRoute Tool
Free Ping Tool - Features
The ManageEngine Free Ping tools helps the administrators to monitor the availability servers, devices and websites continuously and ensures that these servers, devices are running properly in real-time environment using the ICMP ping request.
ManageEngine Free Ping Tool helps an administrator to view the following parameters and gives the availability of the server and its response time in real-time
1. Monitor Status of the servers, devices and websites
ManageEngine Free Ping Tool sends ICMP ping request to the server and if the target destination is reachable and if the server sends the ping response back then availability of the host is ensured then tool will show the status of the server as UP. If the tool unable to reach the target host using ping command then it will state the status as DOWN.
2. Ping Success Count
Tool pings the server, devices at specified time interval if remote host sends back the ping reply, Ping successful reply count will be incremented by one. Number of successful pings counts are shown here.
3. Ping Failure Count
Similar to success count, Tool will send PING request to the servers and devices. If the server or devices did not respond back then the server is not running or may be due to network related problem the packet is dropped. Then failure count will be incremented by one.
4. Host IPAddress
The ability to ping an IP address of remote host is vital to network troubleshooting. Ping Tool utilizes the ICMP ECHO protocol and sends a packet to a specified destination. It is called an ECHO_REQUEST. If the target destination is reachable, remote host will generate an ECHO_REPLY and sends it back to Ping Tool. When the ECHO_REPLY is received, connectivity between two hosts on a network is verified and the IpAddress is received.
5. RoundTripTime [ms]
Round-trip time (RTT), also called round-trip delay, is the time required for a signal pulse or packet to travel from a specific source to a specific destination and back again. On the internet, an end user can determine the RTT to and from an IP (Internet Protocol) address by sending ping requests to that address. Tool displays the RTT value in table and graph.
6. TimeToLive (Ttl) [Secs]
Time-to-live (TTL) is a value in an Internet Protocol (IP) packet that tells a network router whether or not the packet has been in the network too long and should be discarded. The original idea of TTL was that it should specify a certain time span in seconds that, when exhausted, would cause the packet to be discarded. Tool shows the value of Ttl in table.
The ManageEngine Free ping tool give the round trip time in a intuitive moving real time graph. Graph is drawn with Number of instances in the X-axis versus RoundTripTime (ms) in Y-axis for multiple hosts. The graph is drawn over the specified refresh time Intervals.
Ipaddress ⁄ Host name entered is stored internally and while starting the tool next time, Administrator need not enter the all the Ipaddress again. Tool will populate data for all the Ipaddress automatically.