How to monitor device using ICMP PING on Cacti monitoring Tool

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Would you like to learn how to use the Cacti Ping monitor feature? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure Cacti to monitor a Host using ICMP packages.

Step 1: First,we need to check the connection to the device to be monitoring


Step 2: Add a device to monitor using ICMP ping

Open your browser and enter the IP address of your web server plus /cacti.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:

http://your ip/cacti

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: admin
• Default Password: admin

You can refer to how to install Cacti here: How to install and Configure Cacti on Ubuntu 20.04

-After a successful login, you will be sent to the Cacti Dashboard.

Access the Configuration menu and select the Devices option.

Click on the plus sign on the top right part of the screen to add a new device.

• Description – Enter a description
• Hostname – Enter the IP address of your device.
• Device Template – None
• SNMP Version – Not in use
• Downed Device Detection – Ping
• Ping Method – ICMP Ping
• Ping Timeout Value – 400
• Ping Retry Count – 1

Perform the following configuration and click on the Create button

Select the template named Unix Ping latency and click on the create button.

Go to the Management menu and select the Devices options.

Wait 5 minutes and check if your device or server was added to the list.

Then click Continue

Step 3: Cacti – Network Monitor using Ping

Select the Graphs tab on the top left part of the screen.

Locate the desired Cacti tree where your device was included.

Click on device name that you configured to the device.

You are now able to use Cacti as a ping network monitor solution.

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