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Changing the SMI-S polling interval below the default 15 minutes

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Updated March 13, 2017


Is it possible to poll EMC storage array via SMI-S in 5 minute intervals which is below the default 15 minutes?


All SRM Orion versions


Performance statistics are delivered to us from SMI-S provider in 15 minute intervals. Even if SRM Orion polls every 1 minute, we still get the same data and discard previous sample. SMI-S standard does not allow smaller intervals.

As per the EMC documentation (© 2008- 2013 EMC Corporation, available at, obtained on December 14, 2018):
Statistics collection interval
By default the Block Server Performance Subprofile collects statistics from an array
every 15 minutes once the collection of statistics for that array is initiated. EMC does
not support changing that interval to anything less than 15 minutes.

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