|A ping request entry.
A management station wishing to create an entry
should generate a pseudo-random number to be
used as an index into this table and create an
instance of the fcPingRowStatus object. After that,
the management station should set the corresponding
instance of fcPingAddress object with the address of
the destination that should be pinged and
fcPingVsanIndex with the desired VSAN number.
Once the appropriate instance of all the configuration
objects have been created, either by an explicit SNMP
set request or by default, the row status should be
set to active to initiate the ping sequence. Note that
this entire procedure may be initiated via a single
set request which specifies a row status of
createAndGo as well as specifies valid values for the
non-defaulted configuration objects.
Once the ping sequence has been initiated it can
be stopped by setting the corresponding instance
of fcPingRowStatus to 'destroy'.
The results of the ping operation are made available
in the fcPingStats table. For a ping entry uniquely
identified by fcPingIndex, an entry will be created
in the fcPingStats table automatically by the agent.
Once the ping sequence completes, the management
station should retrieve the statistics of interest
from the fcPingStats table and delete the entry from
the fcPingTable. The corresponding entry in the
fcPingStats table shall be deleted automatically by
In order to prevent old entries from clogging the
table, entries will be aged out, but an entry will
never be deleted within fcPingAgeInterval
milliseconds of completing.
If the management station wishes to repeat the ping
sequence to a particular destination, then it will
need to set the corresponding instance of
fcPingAdminStatus to 'enable' again.
|A ping statistics entry.
An entry shall be created automatically in this
table whenever a ping request is activated in the
fcPingTable by setting the fcPingRowStatus to
'active'. This entry shall have the same indices
as the entry that got activated in the fcPingTable.
An entry in this table shall be deleted by the
agent automatically either when the corresponding
entry in the fcPingTable is deleted by the
management station or is aged out by the agent.
This table shall be empty if there is no 'active'
entry in the fcPingTable.