Hello Everyone,

If you would like to see other blogs on how to setup IP SLAs check out these links.

IP SLA – Jitter – 1 of 4
IP SLA – TCP Connect – 3 of 4
IP SLA – HTTP – 4 of 4

In my first blog, we covered the Cisco Jitter IP SLA Operation and how to set it up.  This week the focus will be on the ICMP Echo Operation.

The ICMP Echo IP SLA Operation measures end-to-end response time between a Cisco router and any device with an IP Address. The response time is computed by measuring the time taken between sending an ICMP Echo request and receiving an Echo reply.


The ICMP Echo operation can be useful in several ways.  Administrators can set it up to baseline existing performance, and also to monitor changes in performance due to configuration changes.

This operation is easy to set up, and the information made available makes this a great tool for any administrator.

Check out our whitepaper for detailed instructions on how to set it up.

Check out Part 3 of the series focusing on TCP Connect IP SLA.


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Stephen joined Plixer in 2011. Steve’s efforts over the years have helped many customer gain better Visibility and Network Analytics. With more than 5 years of successful technology consultation, Steve has become a thought leader, focusing on how Scrutinizer can be part of a system incorporating other solutions such as Gigamon, Statseeker, Uptime, InfoBlox and Splunk. Firm believer that most organizations will have a larger SDN implementation and greater leveraging the Cloud in the next few years. Steve resides in Scarborough, ME with his wife and two sons.


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