synthetic add

Create a new synthetic transaction. Using synthetic transactions allows PacketWise to initiate ICMP, web, or other TCP transactions at periodic intervals to verify the availability of critical hosts.

Note: The synthetic transaction feature is not available on PacketShaper ISP models.

synthetic add <interval>[,<repeat>] [<id>] “<url>

<interval> Number of minutes between issuance of the transaction (the maximum interval is 1440)


Number of times to issue the request on the established TCP connection (default is 1; the maximum is 100)

String that identifies the synthetic transaction; if omitted, PacketWise will automatically create a unique eight-character ASCII ID for each transaction.

Note: Do not specify a transaction ID for a synthetic transaction on a PolicyCenter sharable configuration, as PolicyCenter requires that each synthetic transaction has a unique auto-generated transaction ID.
<url> Type of transaction to issue, in the following format:



<type> is http, https, icmp, pop3, smtp, ftp, echo, or custom

Note: The <type> must be entered in lowercase.

<host> is the IP address or DNS name of the host

<port> is the TCP port number to connect to; the default varies by type (for example, for http the default is port 80)

<path> is additional information necessary for the request (such as a directory name or a file name)

Additional information about each type:

Command Change History

Auto-generated transaction IDs are required for synthetic transactions on PolicyCenter configurations

The <url> parameter supports IP addresses as well as DNS names

icmp <type> introduced
no change



PacketGuide™ for PacketWise® 9.2