Ping Check plugin

This plugin pings a set of hosts and reports on the response time.The plugin allows multiple hosts to be pinged and each of those hosts to set their own Poll interval.


This plugin parses the output of the ping utility, therefore this plugin only works on systems running the Meter in an English locale.

The ping command line utility must be installed on the system where the plugin is deployed

Meter version 4.2 or later must be installed.

The Ping Check plugin supports the following Operating Systems.

OS X(tick)

To install the plugin

  1. From the top right of the screen, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Settings > Data Collection, select the TrueSight meter, and select the Sources tab.

    • Click Settings > Configure Sources.
  2. Use the search box or scroll through the page to find the source system which has the TrueSight meter on which you want to install the plugin.
  3. Click the name of the source to view source details.
  4. Select the Plugins tab.
  5. Use the search box or scroll through the page to find the plugin you want to install.
  6. Click + Install to start the installation.

    Refer to the following sections for the configuration details required to collect data and view the list of plugin metrics.

Configuration details

Field NameDescription
SourceThe source to display in the legend for the host. For example, google
HostThe Hostname or IP Address to ping. For example, or
Poll Time (sec)The Poll Interval to send a ping to the host in seconds. Ex. 5

Advanced configuration

To customize this plugin, see Ping Check plugin on GitHub.

Plugin metrics

Metric NameDescription
Ping Response TimeThe response time from the ping command
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