Required attributes

Required attribute



Specifies the name of the NIC that you want to monitor. 

Use the lsdev command to check for all available network adapters. 

Type and dimension: string-scalar 

Example: "en0" 



Required for virtual devices. 

See NetworkHosts 


Required to use the IPv6 protocol. 

See Protocol 

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.  

If you do not specify network hosts, the monitor tests the NIC by sending pings to the broadcast address on the NIC. 

For a virtual device, you must configure the NetworkHosts attribute. Symantec recommends configuring more than one host to take care of the NetworkHost itself failing. 

Type and dimension: string-vector 

Example: { "", "" } 



Specifies the type of network. 

Type and Dimension: string-scalar 

Example: "ether" 



Determines whether to ping every monitor cycle. 

A value of 1 means that the agent pings either the network host or the broadcast address every monitor cycle. It pings each cycle to determine the state of the network interface. 

A value of 0 means that the agent uses the device statistics from the netstat output to determine the state of the interface. If no activity exists on the interface, the agent then pings the broadcast address to double-check the state of the network interface. 

Type and dimension: integer-scalar 

Default: 1 



Specifies the type of IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6) that you want to use with the agent. 

When you use the IPv6 protocol, you must configure values for this attribute, the Device attribute, and the corresponding IP agent's PrefixLen attribute. 

Type-dimension: string-scalar 

Default: IPv4 

Example: IPv6