ping binary sensor platform allows you to use
ping to send ICMP echo requests. This way you can check if a given host is online and determine the round trip times from your Home Assistant instance to that system.
To use this sensor in your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry binary_sensor: - platform: ping host: 192.168.0.1
The sensor exposes the different round trip times values measured by
ping as attributes:
round trip time mdev
round trip time avg
round trip time min
round trip time max
The default polling interval is 5 minutes. As many components based on the entity class, it is possible to overwrite this scan interval by specifying a
scan_interval configuration key (value in seconds). In the example below we setup the
ping binary sensor to poll the devices every 30 seconds.
# Example configuration.yaml entry to ping host 192.168.0.1 with 2 packets every 30 seconds. binary_sensor: - platform: ping host: 192.168.0.1 count: 2 scan_interval: 30
When run on Windows systems, the round trip time attributes are rounded to the nearest millisecond and the mdev value is unavailable.