This article describes how to mass-edit all Ping Monitors in order to decrease their timing settings. This ensures that Ping Monitors will fail and alert before all other members. As a result, all alerting from members will be suppressed, assuming the Ping monitor is set as a dependency.
-Start with: No Monitors
-SmartGroup Filter Rules:
i. Add Monitors where property "Type" (Object Type) Matches regular expression "ping"
-Replace Using Change Rules:
i. Replace "Up" (Delays Between Tests While: Up) by "Overwrite". Replace with "60" ***Or desired value
4. Click "Next"
5. Click "OK Make Changes".