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How the Orion Platform evaluates node status

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Updated February 8, 2018


The Orion Platform uses either ICMP(default) or SNMP  to poll devices for status, average response time, and packet loss percentage. This article will explain why it takes 5 minutes before the node changes its status to down. 


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By default, Orion polls node status information every 120 seconds(2 minutes). If a poll reaches a timeout(no reply), Orion will set the node to Warning status and 'fast polling' will occur once every 10 seconds for the next two minutes. Finally, if there's still no response during 'fast polling', Orion will set the node to Down status


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