Using the Polling and Thresholds Console, you can customize SNMP polling and create periodic remote pings. A periodic remote ping, which is represented as an instance of the VMware Smart Assurance RemotePing class, is configured to run at a user-defined interval for an indefinite period of time.

You customize SNMP polling for the MPLS Monitoring Server by modifying default polling groups or by creating new polling groups. The polling groups periodically poll the managed PE and P devices to collect availability data for LSP, ForwarderEndpoint, LdpProtocolEndpoint, RsvpProtocolEndpoint, and VRF objects. The data serves as input to the correlation analysis function of the MPLS Analysis Server.


Appendix B, “SNMP Poller,” describes SNMP polling for correlation analysis.

You deploy and customize periodic remote pings, and customize the SNMP polling of the remote ping test results, by modifying default remote ping groups or by creating new remote ping groups. The remote ping groups start ping tests on managed PE and CE devices, and periodically poll the devices to collect the ping test results. The ping test results serve as input to the correlation analysis function of the MPLS Monitoring Server.

The VMware Smart Assurance MPLS Management Suite User Guide describes remote ping operation. Chapter 2, “Setting Configuration Parameters,” describes how to enable remote ping and to customize remote ping global values, and Chapter 6, “Configuring the Global Manager,” describes how to enable the use of on-demand (includes re-execution) remote ping server tools.