Over the last few weeks the Multi-Host Ping Management Pack developed as a joint work by the System Center Community has seen a major update from version 2.0 to 3.0. The new Management Pack is class based and represents the health of each Ping Target (address being pinged) as seen by one or more Ping Watchers (agent issuing the ping).
Great care has been taken to increase the scalability and keep the performance impact on the Ping Watchers low. Other than the discovery process, all datasources rely on native Operations Manager modules instead of VBScripts. Furthermore all monitors and rules of the management pack incorporate ‘cookdown’ resulting in just a single ICMP ping per cycle for all circuits.
Neale Brown, Jaime Correia, Pete Zerger any myself have teamed up to write the management pack, documentation and test the solution. A great experience.
The sealed Management Pack and the documentation can be downloaded from the System Center Forum: Download Multi-Host Ping 3.0 Management Pack
Be sure to study the documentation before you implement the Management Pack as there is some required configuration work to be performed.