For PingTime to record the response times, we need to establish some tasks to run on a regular basis via cron.
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 /usr/OverTime/cfgs/.
The command files 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 /usr/OverTime/cfgs/PingTime-300 for a 5 minute collection.
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 cron also runs at this interval and runs the appropriately named PingTime-xxx.
This is the once only configuration that you need to perform.
A Unix "cron" entry such as :
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/OverTime/cfgs/PingTime-300 > /usr/OverTime/logs/PingTime-300.log
would run the collections every 5 minutes and also keep a simple log.