ping

Verifies connectivity from an array to other hosts on the network.

For example, you can use the ping command to test connectivity from an array to the host bus adapters (HBAs) or NICs on a server. The command is also useful for verifying connectivity to the groupís SMTP server, NTP server, or default gateway.

If multiple network interfaces are configured on an array, you can specify the network interface from which you want to test connectivity. If you do not specify a network interface on the array, any configured interface will be used.

To access the CLI to run the ping command, see Running Array Management Commands.

Once connected to the array (either through a serial connection or a network connection to an IP address assigned to a network interface), press the <Enter> key and log in to a group administration account that has read-write permission (for example, the grpadmin account). At the CLI prompt, enter the ping command.

You must use Ctrl/C to stop the ping command output.

Format

ping ip-address | "-I array-ip-address ip-address"

Variables

ip-address

IP address of the HBA or NIC on the server to which you want to test connectivity.

array-ip-address

IP address of the array network interface from which you want to test connectivity.

Examples

The following ping commands test connectivity from an array to a server and from a specific network interface on an array to a server:

psg1> ping 182.17.1.110

PING 182.17.1.110 (192.17.1.110): 56 data bytes

64 bytes from 182.17.1.110: icmp_seq=0 ttl=59 time=0.000 ms

64 bytes from 182.17.1.110: icmp_seq=5 ttl=59 time=0.000 ms

^C

----192.17.1.110 PING Statistics----

6 packets transmitted, 6 packets received, 0.0% packet loss

round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.000/0.000/0.000/0.000 ms

psg1> ping "-I 182.17.4.88 182.16.20.140"

PING 182.16.20.140 (192.16.20.140): 56 data bytes

64 bytes from 182.16.20.140: icmp_seq=0 ttl=127 time=0.000 ms

64 bytes from 182.16.20.140: icmp_seq=3 ttl=127 time=0.000 ms

^C

----192.16.20.140 PING Statistics----

4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0.0% packet loss

round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.000/0.000/0.000/0.000 ms