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Ping IPs

 

The purpose of this task is to facilitate the creation of a router profile containing only reachable devices. It is similar to the Host Discovery task described in Host Discovery, but without the option to verify the SNMP get community string. The Ping IPs task will ping a series of specified routers and save the unreachable devices into a text file.

Figure 1: Ping IPs Task Window
Ping IPs Task Window

Table 1: Ping IPs Task Parameters

Task Parameter

Description

File to save unreachable IP addresses

Devices that cannot be reached will be saved into this file as a single list of IP addresses.

Router Profiles

This drop-down menu selects a profile that was previously created in the Router Profiles window. Once a router profile is selected, the table on the left will be populated with all routers from the profile. Select which routers to include in the data collection by selecting routers from the left table and clicking the Add button to move them to the right table.

Reachable devices will be saved into a new profile, called pingresult.profile, accessible from the Router Profiles window.