PingTime Non-Interactive:

Initial Set Up:

For PingTime to record the response times, we need to establish some tasks to run on a regular basis (via the AT command).

This task will run every xxx seconds, where xxx is the collection interval.

If you want 5 minute samples, then this command file should be set to run every five minutes.

The command file is a simple text file that lives in /OverTime/cfgs.

The command file’s name has a user definable prefix specified, as pt_cmds, in the overtime.cfg file.

The default value for the parameter “pt_cmds” is “PingTime-“ which means that the command file that will be run would

be /OverTime/cfgs/PingTime-300.

The “300” indicates this command file will be run every 300 seconds (as a convenient reminder).

When the first PingTime entry is created this file will be created, otherwise it is simply updated.

If you have set a different “sample_time” in overtime.cfg, then all new PingTimes will be created with this interval.

You need to ensure that a suitable AT job also runs at this interval and runs the appropriately named PingTime-xxx.

This is the once only configuration that you need to perform.

 

An "AT" command such as:

at 23:55 /every:m,t,w,th,f,s,su \OverTime\bin\batch.bat

might be the 11:55pm instance that was set in place by "schedule.bat" that comes with PingTime for NT/2000.