|Component||Checks & Agents|
|Title||check_icmp: new option for pinging the host alias or an explicity address|
|Checkmk Edition||Checkmk Raw Edition (CRE)|
|Compatibility||Compatible - no manual interaction needed|
If you use the rule set Check hosts with PING (ICMP Echo Request) for adding an ICMP check to a host you can now decide to now use the host's IP address as PING target but also the host's alias or even an explicit IP address or DNS name.