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Author: Outlyer | Version: 1.0.0 | License: MIT | Categories:

The ping utility uses the ICMP protocol’s mandatory ECHO_REQUEST datagram to elicit an ICMP ECHO_RESPONSE from a host or gateway.

This integration will monitor the status of your hosts by sending ICMP packets via ping command.

Once enabled you will get a default dashboard to help you get started monitoring your hosts.

Metric Name Type Labels Unit Description
ping.sent Gauge ping_host packet The number of packets transmitted.
ping.received Gauge ping_host packet The number of packets received.
ping.loss_pct Gauge ping_host percent The percentage of packet loss.
ping.min Gauge ping_host millisecond The minimum round-trip time.
ping.avg Gauge ping_host millisecond The average round-trip time.
ping.max Gauge ping_host millisecond The maximum round-trip time.
ping.std_dev Gauge ping_host millisecond The standard deviation for round-trips.

Just run the ping plugin against your hosts and it will start collecting metrics.

Plugin Environment Variables

The ping plugin can be customized via environment variables.

Variable Default Description
hosts   The hosts to be tested separated by comma, e.g.:,
count 3 The number of ICMP Echo Requests to send.
Version Release Date Description
1.0 03-Jul-2018 Initial version of our ping monitoring integration.