Manager - RRD Collector
The IP PING tab allows you to setup RRD graphs that display the round trip time of IP ping packet between the LoriotPro console and a set of hosts of your choice. The requests are simple IP ping packet (icmp echo request and icmp echo reply). The time interval between the request and the reply (the time needed by the packet to make the round trip) is used in the graph.
You can in a single graph see the performance and availability of different hosts (IP address(es)). This mode include a DNS resolver that helps you to find the IP address(es) attached to a host name.
After the database initialized the graph will start to be
This mode generates 5 graphs that display the trends of the collected SNMP objects.
Example of IP ping graph with RRD Collector (mode AREA, donnée affichée en surface pleine)
When you initially select the IP Ping tab you access the following
The window contains a table that should be filled with the hosts to ping
There are two methods to fill in this table:
The directory picker allow you to select a host in the directory
The DNS button pop up a list of addresses for the select host name
One the name and address is set enter or change the complementary parameters
The Time To Live allow you to define the maximum number of IP routers that this packet can go through. This is the hop count by default set to 32.
The packet size allows you to choose the size of the ping packet. Performance can be there evaluated for all packet size.
The Time Out parameter defines the maximum
time to wait before considering a non response from the remote host. To evaluate
the value do a signle ping when the condition are correct and take 5 time this
value as time out.
Proceed to the same step for each host to add in the list.
In the following example we evaluate the performance for different packet sizes on the same host.
You can select the Graph Style between the following three styles
The available styles are :
LINE : Data are display as line in the graph
AREA : Data are display as area in the graph
STACK : Data are stacked in the definition order in the graph
The polling interval allows you to choose the frequency of the polling. If you choose interval higher than 2 mn the Hourly graph will not be displayed. We recommand to let the default of 1 minute.
When you have finished and chosen the parameters you must click on the Initialize DataBase button
When the DataBase is created is is not possible to go back. The plugin has to be deleted if you want to recreate a new database for these host ping list.
You can now quit the configuration window and start the data collection. After 2 polling you should see the first data graphed on the right side of the hourly graph.
Here an example afer one hour of polling