Common Sensors

The most common sensors for network monitoring are shown in this section:

  • PING: Performs one or more PINGs to monitor the availability of a device and optionally measure packet loss in percent.
  • PORT: Checks the availability of TCP based network services.
  • SNMP Traffic: Supports monitoring bandwidth (bits/s) and volume (bytes), as well as the number of packets and errors via SNMP for a port of a network card on a PC, server, switch, firewall, printer etc. (see SNMP Sensor Types).
  • WMI Network Card: Measures traffic going through network cards (see WMI Sensor Types).


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