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Overview

Devices can be added as Ping-Only devices and monitored only for availability and response time. You can also monitor additional IP addresses from existing devices such as the virtual IP used by a load balancing system.

Modifying Existing Devices

The form contains a checkbox labeled Modify the configuration of devices that already exist in Statseeker, behavior related to this setting is as follows:

  • Unchecked
    • If the IP address has not been discovered by Statseeker previously, then the device will be added as a ping-only device
    • If the IP address has been previously discovered by Statseeker, then the row will be discarded, and the configuration of the existing device will not be modified
  • Checked
    • If the IP address has not been discovered by Statseeker previously, then the device will be added as a ping-only device
    • If the IP address has been previously discovered by Statseeker but is not currently being polled, then the device will be modified and configured as a ping-only device
    • If the IP address has been previously discovered by Statseeker but is not currently being polled, then the device will be modified and configured as a ping-only device
    • If the IP address has been previously discovered by Statseeker but is currently being polled, then the device will be modified and configured as a ping-only device

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Adding Ping-Only Devices

To add ping-only devices:

  • Select Administration Tool > Network Discovery > Add Ping Only Devices
  • Enter a list of IPAddress and Hostname pairs, one per line, in the following format:

    IPAddress [one or more spaces] hostname, for example:
IPv6 Address Syntax

Statseeker supports standard IPv6 address formats:

  • Full address - 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
  • Leading zeros omitted - 2001:db8:85a3:0:0:8a2e:370:7334
  • Empty group replacement - 2001:db8:85a3::8a2e:370:7334

While any number of consecutive empty groups can be collapsed to the double colon replacement (::), only a single instance of this replacement can be used in an address. Address range statements for IPv6 addresses are not supported.

  • Choose whether to modify or skip existing devices
  • Click Add Devices
Note:

  • Each device must have only ONE entry. For devices with multiple IP addresses, specify the address that should be polled as a ping-only device.
  • Hostnames can only contain alpha-numerics, hyphens and periods

Statseeker will attempt to discover the specified devices, and the results of the discovery process will be displayed. This log of the discovery process is retained and can be reviewed from the Display Last Log tab.

Ping-only devices can be identified using the Device Details report as having SNMP set to Off