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Updated:December 11, 2018
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Ping a Host on ESW2-550X Switches
Ping is a utility used to test if a remote host can be reached and to measure the total trip time for packets sent from the switch to another device. Ping is useful when network connectivity or bandwidth needs to be troubleshooted. This article explains how to perform a ping test on the ESW2-550X Switch.
• ESW2-550X-48DC-R • ESW2-550X-48-R
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose Administration > Ping. The Ping page opens.
Step 2. In the Host Definition field, choose whether to specify the host devices by their IP address or by name:
• By Name — Click this radio button if you to specify a website name to ping such as www.example.com.
• By IP Address — Click this radio button if the user wants to specify a website IP address such as Ex: 192.168.1.200 to ping.
Step 3. Click the desired IP version radio button.
• Version 6 — Denotes the IPv6 address type.
• Version 4 — Denotes the IPv4 address type.
Step 4. (Optional) If the Version 6 IP address type is chosen, click the desired IPv6 address type.
• Link Local — The IPv6 address uniquely identifies hosts on a single network link.
• Global — The IPv6 address is a global unicast that is visible and reachable from other networks.
Step 5. (Optional) If the Link Local IPv6 address type is selected, choose the link local interface from the Link Local Interface drop-down list.
Step 6. In the Host IP Address/Name field, enter the IP address of the device to be pinged if you chose By IP address in Step 2, or enter the host name if you chose By Name in Step 2.
Step 7. In the Ping Interval field, click the Use Default radio button to use the default value of 2000 ms for the time between pings, or click the User Defined radio button and enter the length of time which must be confined within 0 to 65535 ms.
Step 8. In the Number of Pings field, click the Use Default radio button to use the default value of 4 for the number of pings sent, or click the User Defined radio button and enter the number which must be confined within 0 to 65535.
Step 9. Click Activate Ping to ping the host.
The user will be able to see the results under the Ping Counters and Status area:
• Number of Sent Packets — Denotes the total number of packets which were sent to the host or the number of pings.
• Number of Received Packets — Denotes the total number of packets received by the host.
• Packets Lost — Denotes the packet loss percentage or the ratio of received packets to sent packets.
• Minimum Round Trip Time — Denotes the least time taken by one frame for a round trip (back and forth).
• Maximum Round Trip Time — Denotes the maximum time taken by one frame for a round trip (back and forth).
• Average Round Trip Time — Denotes the average of the time taken by all frames for a round trip.
• Status — Denotes whether the ping succeeded or not. If the host does not receive even one packet, that is considered to be a failure.