Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

ICMP Configuration

ICMP is used to by discovery engine to determine whether or not any device has a specified IP address. The discovery engine sends out a request and waits until the 'timeout' period to receive a reply. If a device is busy doing other things, it may not reply to an ICMP request as quickly as it would under low-load conditions. If no device has been assigned to the IP address being tested by the discovery engine, there will be no response at all. If no reply is received within the 'timeout' period, the discovery engine will repeat the request up to 'Retries' times (waiting, each time, for the 'timeout' period to expire). See ICMP Configuration Options to configure the ICMP parameters.

  • NOTE: ICMP ping is optional in OpenManage Essentials version 2.5. ICMP Configuration is displayed based on the selection of Skip ICMP ping during discovery under Settings > Discovery Settings > Skip ICMP ping during discovery.

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