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Ping a Viptela Device

To verify that a device is reachable on the network, ping the device to send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to it:

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Monitor ► Network screen.
  2. Locate the device using the Sort options drop-down and the Search box. Or scroll through the list of devices in the device table.
  3. Select the device by clicking its hostname. The screen changes and the left pane lists the categories of information you can display about the device.
  4. Click Troubleshooting in the left pane.
  5. From the Connectivity pane, click Ping.
  6. In the Destination IP field, enter the IP address of the device to ping.
  7. In the VPN drop-down, select the VPN to use to reach the device.
  8. In the Source/Interface drop-down, select the interface to use to send the ping packets.
  9. In the Probes field, select the protocol type to use to send the ping packets.
  10. In the Source Port field, enter the number of the source port.
  11. In the Destination Port field, enter the number of the destination port.
  12. In the Type of Service field, enter the value for the type of service (ToS) field to include in the ping packets.
  13. In the Time to Live field, enter the round-trip time for sending this ping packet and receiving a response, in milliseconds.
  14. Click the Don't Fragment slider to set the Don't Fragment bit in the ping packets.
  15. Click Advanced Options to specify additional parameters:
    1. In the Count field, enter the number of ping requests to send. The range is 1 through 30. The default is 5.
    2. In the Payload Size field, enter the size of the packet to send. The default is 64 bytes, which comprises 56 bytes of data and 8 bytes of ICMP header. The range for data is 56 through 65507 bytes.
    3. Click the Rapid slider to send five ping requests in rapid succession and to display statistics only for packets transmitted and received, and for the percentage of packets lost.
  16. Click Ping.

Ping a Viptela Device in Releases 17.1 and Earlier

To verify that a network device is reachable on the network, ping the device to send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to it:

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Monitor ► Network screen.
  2. Locate the device using the Sort options drop-down and the Search box. Or scroll through the list of devices in the device table.
  3. Select the device by clicking its system IP address. The screen changes and displays a left and right pane.
  4. Click Troubleshooting in the left pane. When you first click Troubleshooting, the Connectivity Tools tab and the Ping button are selected in the right pane.

  1. In the Destination IP field, enter the IP address of the device to ping.
  2. In the VPN drop-down, select the VPN to use to reach the device.
  3. In the Source/Interface drop-down, select the interface or IP address to use to send the ping packets.
  4. Click Advanced Options to specify additional parameters:
    1. In the Count field, enter the number of ping requests to send. The range is 1 through 30. The default is 5.
    2. In the Size field, enter the size of the packet to send. The default is 64 bytes, which comprises 56 bytes of data and 8 bytes of ICMP header. The range for data is 56 through 65507 bytes.
    3. Click the Rapid checkbox to send 5 ping requests in rapid succession and to display statistics only for packets transmitted and received, and the percentage of packets lost.

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 16.2.
In Release 17.2, modify design of ping troubleshooting screen.

Additional Information

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