I’d like to see native support for ICMP ping and TCP connect.
I’ve seen the workaround at Using the net-ping module to monitor non-HTTP endpoints, but this appears to be a hack on the synthetics HTTP/browser functionality, which is cumbersome for the user and probably overly resource-intensive for the NR synthetics probe.
ICMP ping and TCP connect would allow customers to monitor network devices and non-HTTP services, of which there are many. It’s a high leverage feature - very useful and simple to implement.
It seems that Synthetics was built to be purely HTTP and Browser-based, but the product could really benefit from support for a broader set of core protocols.
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