Professional end-to-end echo request monitoring

Professional end-to-end echo request monitoring
  • PRTG uses pings to check the availability of ALL network devices
  • In PRTG, you can configure thresholds for INSTANT outage alerts
  • PRTG provides a QUICK overview and customizable dashboards
  • PRTG has intelligent installation and automatic detection functions for SIMPLE installation
  • PRTG is FLEXIBLE and can be updated via RESTful API


Definition: Ping, Ping Check, Ping Monitoring


A ping is a diagnostic tool used to find out if a particular host on an IP network is available. The ping is made using the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP). This protocol is used to send an echo request to the host being scanned. The host must be configured to accept ICMP packets. A ping check will show if a connection is established and if the device is available. This is an extremely simple diagnostic tool that provides an overview of availability. But with its help, it is impossible to find out how well individual devices work. This will require detailed analysis, such as SNMP, WMI, or SSH. Echo request monitoring allows you to monitor your entire network through ping. PRTG is a Windows-based monitoring tool. The echo request sensor is the program’s central sensor. During the installation process, pings are sent to a range of IP addresses and basic initial monitoring is configured. If the echo check fails, you will be notified immediately.



Five advantages of PRTG


PRTG is a ping and network monitoring tool for Windows. It is compatible with all major Windows systems, including Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10.

PRTG is a powerful tool for the entire network. For servers, routers, switches, uptime and cloud connections, PRTG monitors all the characteristics, and you can get rid of administrative worries. The echo request sensor, snMP, NetFlow, and packet analysis sensors are used to collect detailed information about network availability and workload.

PRTG has a configurable built-in alarm system that quickly notifies you of problems. The echo request sensor is configured as the primary sensor for network devices. If this sensor fails, all other sensors on the device are put to sleep. This means that instead of a stream of alarm messages, you will receive only one notification.

At any time, you can display a brief overview on the PRTG dashboard at any time. You’ll immediately see if everything is okay. The dashboard is customized to meet your specific needs. Away from the workplace, such as when working in a server room, PRTG can be accessed through a smartphone app and you’ll never miss a single event.

Initial monitoring is configured immediately during installation. This is made possible by the automatic detection function: PRTG sends echo requests to your private IP addresses and automatically creates sensors for available devices. By opening PRTG for the first time, you will immediately be able to check the availability of your network.

The PRTG program has a transparent licensing model. You can test PRTG for free. The echo request sensor and alarm function are also included in the free version and have an unlimited period of use. If your company or network needs more features, it’s easy to upgrade your license.



Three PRTG sensors for echo monitoring


The PRTG echo request (ping) sensor is one of the most widely used sensors. It shows the execution time of the ping request. It also shows the minimum and maximum execution time of a sequence of ping requests over a time interval. Packet loss is also displayed. This sensor sends a sequence of ICMP echo requests to calculate the statistical jitter. Jitter expresses a deviation from the average latency rate, which allows you to determine the quality of service. The echo request sensor from the cloud uses the PRTG cloud to measure the execution time of echo requests to your network from various locations in the world. This sensor allows you to see the availability of your network in Asia, Europe and America. In particular, this indicator is very important for international companies.



And many other sensors…

For bandwidth, servers, virtual machines (VMWare or Hyper-V), Linux, and Windows, PRTG has more than 200 out-of-the-box sensors, making it easy to get started or switch from another monitoring tool.