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  • Hello,

    I have setup a simple ping monitor to monitor various devices on the network, including: wireless routers, network router, and printers.  I'm receiving many alerts stating that SCE has failed to ping and then instantly closes the alert.  I have tried monitoring the devices from various machines on my LAN.  I have ran various tests on our network and latency is low.  I have also ran a ping -t to monitor whether or not the host is ever unreachable.  I was unable to identify any ping issues manually. 

    You're help would be much appreciated.  I've attempted to use SNMP, however, the Wireless routers do not have that capability.

    Thanks,

    Chad

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I would recommend you to use the Ping MP from Opslogix (it's free) http://opslogix.com/?p=ping

     

     


    Björn Axell MVP http://blog.advisec.com
    • Marked as answer by cwwilly Monday, December 27, 2010 10:27 PM
    Monday, December 27, 2010 9:19 AM

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  • Hi Chad,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    Before we move further, can you answer the following questions to help me better understand your problem?

     

    1.       How did you setup this ping monitor, a script?

    2.       What's the exact alert message?

    3.       The actual status of the device which the server failed to ping. Does it really have no response or an issue occurs on the device?

    How about try creating a monitor to monitor several pings; if all of them are failed, then an alert will be raised. Does it fit your requirements? If not, please also let us know your opinions.

     

    Thanks,

    Leon


    Leon Liu - Technical Lead
    Friday, December 17, 2010 2:05 PM
  • Hi Leon,

     

    Thank you for taking the time to assist me.  Below are the answers to your questions:

     

    1.  I setup the monitor by right clicking on Ping Monitors within SCE 2010 authoring.  I then used the wizard to create the ping monitor.

     

    2.  The exact alert message states: "Alert: Failed to Ping Computer" then it instantly resolves itself by stating the alert has been closed.

     

    3.  The device is working properly as users have never expressed any downtime.  This is the router/firewall and modem which connects our office to the internet.  I've ran a manual ping -t on the devices and have never seen a Host Unreachable.  I'm expecting it's SCE which is falsely notifying me of a Host Unreachable.

     

    I like your idea of creating a monitor to monitor several pings.  Can you please provide me instructions on how to do this?  I tried setting up a dependency monitor, however, I'm unable to find how to select the multiple ping monitors.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Chad

    Friday, December 17, 2010 3:33 PM
  • Hi Chad,

    I am thinking you may try to create a ping script and then add it to a script based monitor.

    In the script, if there are several continuous ping failures, it will return an unhealthy state. Here are some examples for your reference:

    Timed Script Two State Monitor

    http://contoso.se/blog/?p=305

    Ping script http://contoso.se/blog/?p=89

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. How to Create Operations Manager Events by Using a Script http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437561.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,
    Leon


    Leon Liu - Technical Lead

    Monday, December 20, 2010 11:06 AM
  • Hi,

    I would recommend you to use the Ping MP from Opslogix (it's free) http://opslogix.com/?p=ping

     

     


    Björn Axell MVP http://blog.advisec.com
    • Marked as answer by cwwilly Monday, December 27, 2010 10:27 PM
    Monday, December 27, 2010 9:19 AM
  • Thank you very much.  This is exactly what I needed. 
    Monday, December 27, 2010 10:28 PM
  • I used another PING Monitor and Alert freeware from

    http://www.sms4mail.com/smsmail/ping_alert.htm

    That is simple freeware. Only mail or sms alert once on down <-> alive status change

     

    For you reference and another choice

     

     

    Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:59 AM