Ping Machine Action—Setting Properties

The Ping Machine action is used to send a ping request to a computer on a TCP/IP network. Ping is used to test server response time. If the computer does not respond within a specified length of time, the step generates an error. You can use the IP address and the response time to populate variables.

To set Ping Machine properties

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Internet folder and double-click the Ping Machine action or drag it into the Steps pane.

  2. Enter the host name or IP address of the machine to be pinged.

  3. In the Time to wait box, enter the time in seconds that you want AutoMate to wait for a response before generating a step error. The default is 10 seconds.

  4. In the Populate variable with relay time and Populate variable with IP address boxes, use the drop-down lists to select the variables.

  5. To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.

  6. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.

  7. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Ping Machine Action