When writing your own monitoring and troubleshooting scripts, you need a way to verify that remote systems are online and responding. This can be useful when building a script that needs to poll servers on a regular basis, or to do a routine check within a script to verify that a server is online before invoking one or more commands. In this recipe, we'll take a look at how you can use the shell to verify the connectivity of remote servers.
Test-Connection -ComputerName mbx1
-ComputerNameparameter accepts an array of arguments, so you can test multiple systems at once by specifying multiple server names separated by a comma: ...