PingTime uses a Cisco Router to record ping Round Trip Times
from the router to any IP address. The minimum, average and
maximum response times are recorded over several pings by the
router and the results retrieved. PingTime allows the Network Manager or Network Management System in City A
to use a Cisco router in City B to retreive response times from City B to City C.
What does PingTime do?
PingTime works in 2 different ways.
- PingTimes WEB based diagnostic interface allows the
user to enter the IP address of the Cisco Router to act
as the test source and one or more IP addresses to be
tested. The results of the testing are displayed on the
resulting HTML page. This is a very quick and convenient
way of testing response times from one remote location to
another without having to telnet into the router and then
run all the pings. Indeed, the user does not even need
access to the router to perform the tests so that even
staff who would not normally access the router, could
have the ease of this diagnostic tool.
- PingTime can be used as an additional source for
OverTime. The same HTML pages that OverTime produces can
also include PingTime results. In this case, PingTime is
run regularly and the results recorded into an RRD. This
information can then produce a graph like the one here.
See a live demonstration of PingTime with OverTime in this Sample Router page
An interactive view of PingTime from within HP OpenView is shown in the documentation.
On-line documentation is always available and up to date.
Page 2 of the product brochure PDF has more details.
Take your own tour and download a trial version (its part of OverTime's trial).