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Configure polling interval settings

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Nov 28, 2016

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You can improve your SolarWinds Orion server performance by entering longer polling intervals.

Configure how frequently the polling engine requests information from devices.

Default Node Poll Interval

The interval for polling the status and response time of monitored devices. By default, this interval is 120 seconds.

Default Interface Poll Interval (SolarWinds NPM)

The interval for polling the status and response time of monitored interfaces. By default, this interval is 120 seconds. Available only if SolarWinds NPM is installed.

Default Volume Poll Interval

The interval for polling the status and response time of volumes. By default, this interval is 120 seconds.

Default Rediscovery Interval

The interval for polling the entire network to detect any re-indexed interfaces. Monitored network devices are also checked for IOS upgrades for EnergyWise support. By default, this interval is 30 minutes.

Rediscovery scans your network for changes to your monitored nodes. If you want to discover changes to your environment, schedule a network discovery to occur on a periodic basis and check the scheduled discovery results.

The minimum rediscovery interval is five minutes (in earlier versions, the interval was one minute). You cannot submit polling interval settings if the default rediscovery interval is not set to at least five minutes.

Lock Custom Values

Select this option to store the configured custom ICMP polling interval settings.

Re-Apply Polling Intervals

Apply the settings specified in this section to all objects in the database by clicking Re-Apply Polling Intervals. Click Submit to use the current settings for new objects.

If you leave the page without submitting the changes, your settings will be applied to objects in the database, but will not be saved. For objects added to the database in the future, the saved settings will be used. Not submitting the changes can result in different settings for objects that are already in the database, and different settings for newly added objects.

Timeout information
Polling intervals set the amount of time between polling. When the time passes (in seconds), polling starts by contacting monitored nodes. If polling starts and does not receive a response within the timeout interval, an unknown response enters and displays. The timeout amount sets the amount of time Orion products wait to process and receive responses. Depending on the processing load, you may need to extend the timeout.

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