Required attributes

Required attribute



Name of the NIC that you want to monitor. 

Type and dimension: string-scalar 

Example: "lan0" 


Optional attributes

Optional attribute



List of hosts on the network that are pinged to determine if the network connection is alive. Enter the IP address of the host, instead of the host name, to prevent the monitor from timing out. DNS causes the ping to hang. If more than one network host is listed, the monitor returns ONLINE if at least one of the hosts is alive.  

Type and dimension: string-vector 

Example: "" , "" 



Type of network. VCS currently only supports Ethernet. 

Type and dimension: string-scalar 

Default: "ether" 



Allows or disallows broadcast pings to control the network traffic that the NIC agent generates. 

Use the PingOptimize attribute when you have not defined a value for the NetworkHosts attribute.  

A value of 1 optimizes broadcast pings—it disallows the NIC agent from sending broadcast ping requests. 

A value of 0 tells the agent to perform a broadcast ping during each monitor cycle and detects the inactive interface. 

Type and dimension: integer-scalar 

Default: 1