[atlas] Very short uptime for some probes
Mark Delany f4w at echo.emu.st
Wed Nov 20 16:32:36 CET 2013
Hi all. I've only been on this list for a relatively short while so this is most likely in an FAQ I should be digging thru... I've noticed that the uptime for some of the physical probes we've installed are very short. According to the control panel, one in particular has connect times of around 2-3 minutes and disconnect times of 4-6 minutes. This cycle is repeated every 10 minutes or so. All day, every day. Superficially that sort of pattern suggests some sort of continuous reboot loop. However, if I ping the probe remotely, I get just an occasional packet loss. Certainly no long gaps that you'd expect from a continuous reboot. That I can ping it remotely also suggests that external connectivity isn't the problem. Besides the periodicity is just too regular and frequent for a routing loss or similar. (In any event, if the network it's on is losing connectivity every 5 minutes I would have plenty of other symptoms.) The problem probe is also reported as getting UDMs assigned and running them so I'm not quite sure how it manages to squeeze those tests in if that connectivity status report is accurate. So my main question is, should I be concerned about the control panel connectivity reports? And if I should be, is there much I can do beyond ensuring the device has good connectivity? Mark.