The PING workload is an internally developed workload used for various performance measurements where network I/O is desired. Typically, PING is set up where one Linux guest virtual machine will PING another Linux guest virtual machine.
For example, to generate network I/O during a live guest relocation in a two-member SSI cluster, two Linux guest virtual machines will be set up such that one guest will PING the other guest while one of the two is being relocated.
The Linux guest issues the PING with a command similar to this:
ping -i 5 10.60.29.149
In this case, the -i 5 indicates that there will be a PING request sent once every 5 seconds. The 10.60.29.149 is the IP address of the Linux guest being PINGed.