Ping Status Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.SystemCenter.Ping
  • Description:  This monitor pings a agentless computer using an ICMP Ping. If the computer is agent managed, it pings itself locally.
  • Target:  Windows Computer
  • Enabled:  No

Operational States

Name State Description
Target Reachable Success  
Slow Response Time Warning  
Target Unreachable Error  

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Response Time Threshold 5000  
Frequency 300  

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
Target Unreachable (Error) Failed to Ping Computer Medium Critical Yes

Run As Profiles

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Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

This monitor pings a remote computer that is being managed without an agent. If the computer is agent-managed, then the agent pings itself.

This monitor uses the Win32_PingStatus in WMI to remotely and locally ping machines.

This monitor only works on Windows XP and higher or Windows Server 2003 and higher.

Causes

1. If the computer is being managed without an agent, this monitor indicates that the computer can no longer be contacted via ICMP Ping. This can happen for the following reasons:

  • The computer has been rebooted or shut down

  • The computer network adapter is no plugged into the network

  • The firewall was enabled and does not allow ping.

2. If the computer is agent-managed, this could indicate a problem with the local network adapter.

3. There could also be a problem with WMI.

Resolutions

Check if the remote machine is plugged into the network and that it has an IP address. Locally log into the machine, and type the following at the command line:

ipconfig

If the computer doesn't have an IP address or the IP address is 0.0.0.0, repair the network connection on the local machine by following the steps below:

  • Open the Control Panel

  • Open Network Connections

If the category view, Network Connections can be found in the Network and Internet Connections category.

  • Right click on the network connection that cannot be pinged, and choose Repair

  • Check again that the computer has a valid IP address by typing ipconfig from the command line.

  • If this does not work, disable the network connection and then enable it.

External References
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