You can use the TestPing method to test network connectivity to all nodes in the cluster on both 1G and 10G interfaces using ICMP packets. The test uses the appropriate MTU sizes for each packet based on the MTU settings in the network configuration. TestPing does not create a temporary VLAN interface.


This method has the following input parameter:

Name Description Type Default value Required
attempts Specifies the number of times the system should repeat the test ping. integer 5 No
hosts Specifies a comma-separated list of addresses or hostnames of devices to ping. If no hosts are specified, the method pings the hosts in the storage cluster. string None No
interface The existing (base) interface from which the pings should be sent. Possible values:
  • Bond10G: Send pings from the Bond10G interface.
  • Bond1G: Send pings from the Bond1G interface.
string None No
packetSize Specifies the number of bytes to send in the ICMP packet that is sent to each IP. The number of bytes must be less than the maximum MTU specified in the network configuration. integer None No
pingTimeoutMsec Specifies the number of milliseconds to wait for each individual ping response. integer 500 milliseconds No
prohibitFragmentation Enables the DF (Do not Fragment) flag for the ICMP packets. boolean false No
sourceAddressV4 The source IPv4 address to use in the ICMP ping packets. string None No
sourceAddressV6 The source IPv6 address to use in the ICMP ping packets. string None No
totalTimeoutSec Specifies the time in seconds the ping should wait for a system response before issuing the next ping attempt or ending the process. integer 5 No
virtualNetworkTag The VLAN ID to use when sending the ping packets. integer None No

Return value

This method has the following return value:

Name Description Type
details List of each IP the node was able to communicate with and ping response statistics. JSON object

Request example

Requests for this method are similar to the following example:

    "method": "TestPing",
    "params": {
        "interface": "Bond1G",
        "hosts": ""
    "id" : 1

Response example

This method returns a response similar to the following example:

  "id": 1,
  "result": {
    "details": {
      "": {
        "individualResponseCodes": [
        "individualResponseTimes": [
        "individualStatus": [
        "interface": "Bond1G",
        "responseTime": "00:00:00.000154",
        "sourceAddressV4": "",
        "successful": true
    "duration": "00:00:00.001747",
    "result": "Passed"

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