Configuration for 0 resource.


(click to see Operations )

Name Data Type Permissions Description
c Read-write Number of packets to send. The default value is infinite. For Nitro API, defalut value is taken as 5.

Minimum value = 1

Maximum value = 65535
i Read-write Waiting time, in seconds. The default value is 1 second.

Minimum value = 0

Maximum value = 65535
I Read-write Network interface on which to ping, if you have multiple interfaces.

Minimum length = 1

Maximum length = 15
n Read-write Numeric output only. No name resolution.
p Read-write Pattern to fill in packets. Can be up to 16 bytes, useful for diagnosing data-dependent problems.

Minimum length = 1

Maximum length = 32
q Read-write Quiet output. Only the summary is printed. For Nitro API, this flag is set by default.
s Read-write Data size, in bytes. The default value is 56.

Minimum value = 0

Maximum value = 65507
S Read-write Source IP address to be used in the outgoing query packets. If the IP addrESS does not belongs to this appliance, an error is returned and nothing is sent.

Minimum length = 1
T Read-write Traffic Domain Id.

Minimum value = 1

Maximum value = 4094
t Read-write Time-out, in seconds, before ping exits.

Minimum value = 1

Maximum value = 3600
hostName Read-write Address of host to ping.

Minimum length = 1

Maximum length = 256
response Read-only .


(click to see Properties )

  • PING

Some options that you can use for each operations:

  • Getting warnings in response: NITRO allows you to get warnings in an operation by specifying the 'warning' query parameter as 'yes'. For example, to get warnings while connecting to the NetScaler appliance, the URL is as follows:

    http:// <netscaler-ip-address> /nitro/v1/config/login?warning=yes

    If any, the warnings are displayed in the response payload with the HTTP code '209 X-NITRO-WARNING'.

  • Authenticated access for individual NITRO operations: NITRO allows you to logon to the NetScaler appliance to perform individual operations. You can use this option instead of creating a NITRO session (using the login object) and then using that session to perform all operations,

    To do this, you must specify the username and password in the request header of the NITRO request as follows:

    X-NITRO-USER: <username>

    X-NITRO-PASS: <password>

    Note: In such cases, make sure that the request header DOES not include the following:

    Cookie:NITRO_AUTH_TOKEN= <tokenvalue>

*Note: * Mandatory parameters are marked in red and placeholder content is marked in green


URL: http:// <netscaler-ip-address> /nitro/v1/config/ping HTTP Method: POST

Request Headers:

Cookie:NITRO_AUTH_TOKEN= <tokenvalue>


Request Payload:



Response: HTTP Status Code on Success: 200 OK

HTTP Status Code on Failure: 4xx <string> (for general HTTP errors) or 5xx <string> (for NetScaler-specific errors). The response payload provides details of the error

Response Payload:

{ "ping": [ {