Connectivity - Mesh Ping Validation


Selecting Manager → Fabric → Mesh Ping Validation displays the Mesh Ping Validation dashboard.


UNUM provides access to specific feature help documentation via the Help Button  icon.


Mesh Ping validates the connectivity among all IP addresses in a fabric by executing ping tests.  When complete, the results are sorted so connections with high latency, packet loss or down status are easily identified.  Start and End time details are displayed.


Since a fabric may have thousands of IP addresses, this process can be time consuming.


The dashboard displays a list of existing device entries by Source IP, Destination IP, IP Type, Latency Average, % Packet Loss and Status.


You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down  arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.


The Ping Count is preset to  5 packets. Select the desired vRouter from the drop-down list using Select vRouter.


The ping originates only from a selected vRouter. If there are no vRouters configured only the management interface is pinged.


To perform a manual ping, click the Ping  button.


The dashboard provides feedback when a mesh ping is running as well as an execution timestamp.


Visual link indicators in Green and Red denote link Status as well as a link down / link up message.



Manager Fabric Connectivity - Mesh Ping Validation Dashboard


The Search feature provides a method to locate specific entries based on column and row data.


The dashboard updates automatically based on the search criteria results.


For example, searching for "link down" reveals the following:



Manager Fabric Connectivity - Mesh Ping Validation Dashboard Search Results


Previous ping results for each vRouter are viewed by selecting the desired vRouter from the drop-down list. However, while a ping is running, you cannot change the vRouter selection.


Select the desired vRouter from the drop-down list using Select vRouter.



Manager Fabric Connectivity - Mesh Ping Validation Dashboard vRouter Selection