Ping Machine Action
<AMPING HOST="text" TIMEOUT="number" RESULTVARIABLE="text">
Sends a "ping" request to a computer. Ping is used to test server response times on a TCP/IP network. If the computer does not respond within the time specified, the step generates an error.
Used to check response times of servers connected to the Internet or private TCP/IP network.
Specifies a hostname or IP Address that should be "pinged". This value can be a hostname such as server.domain.com or an IP address such as 555.555.555.555.
Specifies how long the step should wait (in seconds) before generating an error if there is no response from the server being "pinged".
Specifies the variable to populate with the response time (in milliseconds).
This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.
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This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.
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All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.
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NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.
<AMPING HOST="server.domain.com" RESULTVARIABLE="responsetime">