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Ping Input Plugin

Sends a ping message by executing the system ping command and reports the results.

Currently there is no support for GNU Inetutils, use with iputils-ping instead:

apt-get install iputils-ping

Configuration:

[[inputs.ping]]
  ## List of urls to ping
  urls = ["example.org"]

  ## Number of pings to send per collection (ping -c <COUNT>)
  # count = 1

  ## Interval, in s, at which to ping. 0 == default (ping -i <PING_INTERVAL>)
  ## Not available in Windows.
  # ping_interval = 1.0

  ## Per-ping timeout, in s. 0 == no timeout (ping -W <TIMEOUT>)
  # timeout = 1.0

  ## Total-ping deadline, in s. 0 == no deadline (ping -w <DEADLINE>)
  # deadline = 10

  ## Interface or source address to send ping from (ping -I <INTERFACE/SRC_ADDR>)
  ## on Darwin and Freebsd only source address possible: (ping -S <SRC_ADDR>)
  # interface = ""

  ## Specify the ping executable binary, default is "ping"
  # binary = "ping"

  ## Arguments for ping command
  ## when arguments is not empty, other options (ping_interval, timeout, etc) will be ignored
  # arguments = ["-c", "3"]

Metrics:

  • ping
    • tags:
      • url
    • fields:
      • packets_transmitted (integer)
      • packets_received (integer)
      • percent_packets_loss (float)
      • average_response_ms (integer)
      • minimum_response_ms (integer)
      • maximum_response_ms (integer)
      • standard_deviation_ms (integer, Not available on Windows)
      • errors (float, Windows only)
      • reply_received (integer, Windows only)
      • percent_reply_loss (float, Windows only)
      • result_code (int, success = 0, no such host = 1, ping error = 2)
reply_received vs packets_received

On Windows systems, "Destination net unreachable" reply will increment packets_received but not reply_received.

Example Output:

Windows:

ping,url=example.org result_code=0i,average_response_ms=7i,maximum_response_ms=9i,minimum_response_ms=7i,packets_received=4i,packets_transmitted=4i,percent_packet_loss=0,percent_reply_loss=0,reply_received=4i 1469879119000000000

Linux:

ping,url=example.org average_response_ms=23.066,maximum_response_ms=24.64,minimum_response_ms=22.451,packets_received=5i,packets_transmitted=5i,percent_packet_loss=0,result_code=0i,standard_deviation_ms=0.809 1535747258000000000