What is Ping?

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Ping definition

Ping is an IT administration software utility used to test the reachability of a host on IP networks. The Ping IP test operates by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to the target host and waiting for an ICMP echo reply. It is available as a CLI tool in practically all OS platforms.

Ping network monitoring explained

Ping can be used to monitor network latency and packet loss by measuring the round-trip time for echo request messages. It is integrated into network monitoring solutions to continuously track systems’ reachability and network performance.

Ping network monitoring with InfluxDB and Telegraf

Ping network monitoring with Telegraf

InfluxDB supports Ping network monitoring via Telegraf Ping Input Plugin. Telegraf can be deployed as a central collector to ping/query all devices to provide a view of the network availability and performance.

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