MPLS Manager monitors routing-protocol connectivity through periodic remote pings that are configured by MPLS administrators. MPLS Manager analyzes the ping test results to determine the health of Layer 3 VPNs and the underlying IP routing infrastructure.
The fact that MPLS Manager can reach a device A and a device B does not mean that device A can reach device B. To determine reachability between devices A and B, a user can use periodic or on-demand remote ping to trigger pings from device A to device B. MPLS Manager collects and analyzes the ping test results to determine the reachability between the two devices.
Remote ping is described in Chapter 5, “Remote Ping Functionality.”