Setting How Often Active Monitors are Polled

By default, active monitors are polled based on the time interval established in Device Properties > Polling for each device. If you want an active monitor to be polled more or less frequently than the device's other active monitors, you can change the polling interval exclusively for that monitor.

To change the poll interval for a single device:

  1. Double-click on the device you want to modify. Device Properties for that device appears.
  2. Click Passive Monitors to view that section of Device Properties.
  3. Select the active monitor you want to modify.
  4. Click Edit to view the Active Monitor Properties for that monitor.
  5. Click Polling to view that section of the monitor properties.
  6. Click Advanced to view Active Monitors Advanced Properties.
  7. Select Use independent poll frequency for this monitor to activate the Poll Frequency box.
  8. Enter the poll frequency (in seconds) you want for that monitor.
  9. Click OK to save the changes.

To change the poll interval for multiple devices:

  1. Select the devices and device groups you want to modify.
  2. Right-click on one of the selected devices and select Bulk Field Change > Active Monitor Properties from the right-mouse menu.
  3. On the Bulk Field Change: Active Monitor Properties dialog, select the active monitor type from the Active monitors found in selected devices pull-down menu. This list is populated by all active monitors found on the selected devices. Some devices may not have all of the monitors in this list.
  4. In the Use independent poll frequency drop-down, select Yes to activate the Set independent poll frequency to box.
  5. Enter the poll frequency (in seconds) you want for that monitor on those devices.
  6. Click OK to save the changes.

Important: If a selected device does not currently have the active monitor associated to it, no modifications will be made to that device. Only devices that have the active monitor will be changed.

Related Topics

Active Monitors overview