Traceroute and Ping / ICMP Monitoring
Continuously monitor uptime status of servers and other network devices using ICMP ping requests, Traceroute and UDP monitoring.
Ping / ICMP
The ping command sends an ICMP echo request to a target name or IP address, helping you to verify IP-level connectivity. This is useful for ensuring the integrity of routers, firewalls and multiple Internet appliance devices, and is an important component of your remote network monitoring services.
Traceroute is an advanced tool for troubleshooting network-related problems such as outages, poor network performance, or Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)-related problems.
ServerView combines the functionality of "traceroute" and "ping" programs in a single network diagnostic service. The Intelligent Traceroute Service investigates the network connection between the monitoring agent and a user-specified destination host.
After the service determines the address of each network hop between machines the service sends a sequence of 10 ICMP ECHO requests to each machine, to determine the response time of the link to each hop.
UDP provides users access to IP-like services. UDP packets are delivered just like IP packets - connection-less datagrams that may be discarded before reaching their targets. UDP is useful when TCP would be too complex, too slow, or just unnecessary. Our network monitoring agents can test UDP server availability by sending packets to a specified port and receiving a response.