Network Monitor Settings for Defined Path dialog box

This dialog box enables you to set the network protocol, port, monitoring frequency, and monitoring packet retries.

To access
Add Destination Machines for Network Delay Monitoring > click Properties.
Relevant tasks

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element
Monitor Settings
  • Send request using X protocol. Select the network protocol you want the monitor to use: TCP, UDP, or ICMP. It is recommended that you use the default protocol. The default in Windows is TCP, and in Linux is UDP.

    Note: When you use TCP or UDP protocols, administrator privileges are required on the source machine.
  • Send request to port. Enter the port number to be used by the network path.

  • Enable display of network nodes by DNS names. Enables you to view the DNS name of each node along the network path, in addition to its IP address.

    Note: Selecting this option decreases the speed of the Network monitor.
Monitoring Frequency

Send next packet X milliseconds after receipt of previous packet. Select the number of milliseconds the monitor should wait between receiving a packet and sending out the next packet.

Default: 3000 milliseconds.

Note: If you have a long, steady scenario, you can increase the interval by several seconds.
Monitoring Packet Retries
  • Wait X seconds for packet to return before retrying. Select the maximum number of seconds that the monitor should wait for a packet to return before it retries to send the packet.

    Default: 3 seconds.
    Note: If your network is very large and loaded (an internet connection with a low capacity), you should increase the value by several seconds. If you have a small network (such as a LAN), you can decrease the value.
  • Number of retries. Select the number of times the monitor should try resending a packet to a node if the packet is not initially returned.

    Default: 0.

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