Use the Ping tool to ping an individual system or multiple systems. To ping systems, select DiagnosePing and select the target systems. Refer to Using Tasks - Creating a Task for more information.
If a system does not have an IP or IPX address, the request cannot be performed. For systems with multiple IP or IPX addresses, the result of each IP address occupies one row in the result page. The status on the upper right corner displays Pinging selected systems. After all the systems on the list have been pinged. The status displays: Ping completed with a time stamp of the completion time.
The ping results are displayed in a separate window. The following are the replies that you might receive:
Replied. The request has been executed successfully, and the pinged system has responded.
Request timed out. The request has been executed, but the pinged system failed to respond.
System has no IP/IPX address. There is no IP or IPX address associated with the system. Unable to perform ping.
No system is selected. No system is selected.
If the ping is successful, there is no retry. You can only retry when the ping fails. The ping results have no effect on the system status on the Task Results or system list pages.