SummaryHow to configure the Exinda to use ICMP packets to monitor a web site and its availability.
OverviewIt is possible to configure the Exinda Appliance to monitor the availability of internet sites or servers. This is done using Service Level Agreement (SLA) objects.
The Service Level Agreement (SLA) objects are used to monitor the availability of a particular IP site. By creating a SLA object, you indicate which IP site to monitor. The Exinda appliance will send one ICMP ping every 10 seconds to the IP address. You can specify the ping packet size to use. You can also specify when an alert will be triggered by specifying the ping latency threshold and the duration that the ping latency threshold was exceeded. An alert is triggered when the latency of the SLA site exceeds the latency threshold for longer than the specified duration.
To add an SLA:
- Log into the Webui
- Go to Objects/Service Levels/Service Level Agreements
- Click ÒAdd New SLA ObjectÓ
- Name the object
- Destination IP should be for the IP of google (here it gets resolved to 184.108.40.206)
- Latency is the expected RTT of the ICMP packet
- Enter the duration - If the ping exceeds the RTT for more than the duration time, you will receive an alert, including when the Loss Percentage is 100%