Required attributes

Required attribute



Name of the NIC that you want to monitor. 

Type and dimension: string-scalar 

Example: "le0" 



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. You can use this attribute to help to save network capacity and reduce monitor time. Symantec recommends that you use the outgoing gateway routers for this value. 

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. 

Type and dimension: string-vector 

Example: "", "" 



Type of network. VCS supports only Ethernet. 

Type and dimension: string-scalar 

Default: "ether" 



Number of monitor cycles to detect if a configured interface is inactive. Use PingOptimize when you have not specified the NetworkHosts attribute. 

A value of 1 optimizes broadcast pings and requires two monitor cycles. 

A value of 0 performs a broadcast ping during each monitor cycle and detects the inactive interface within the cycle. 

Type and dimension: integer-scalar 

Default: 1 



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