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0 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2013 10:40 AM by lrp1 RSS

Can OEM do a port-probe heartbeat?

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Open question, since I haven't really seen it mentioned in the documents.

Does OEM (using currently) have the ability to probe a port on a host-target to make sure it's responding? the example is:

pick a host-target (ie.

specify a port or range

.. and OEM would check it for uptime as a parameter status.


Bonus points: it tracks history and uptime.


I would imagine it is a Metric Extension (aka User-defined Metric in the old parlance) but if someone could point me to a concrete example or advice on how they do it in their environment, that would be appreciated.


The alternative would be to create a simple port-probe bash script to do it.


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