- Scanning remote devices
- Taking activity snapshots of RDS servers
- Querying virtualisation environments, application servers, cloud services etc.
Scanning Hardware & Software InventoryEach thread can scan a single device at a time. A successful scan generally takes between 5 and 30 seconds to complete. The follow table details how much data is typically transferred during a scan.
|Fast Scan (Sent)||1,250 kB||1,250 kB|
|Fast Scan (Rcvd)||50 - 1,000 kB||400 kB|
|Scan (Sent)||250 - 700 kB||450 kB|
|Scan (Rcvd)||100 - 1,500 kB||900 kB|
Each active scanning thread typically uses between 200 and 300 kb/s while scanning. By default, successfully scanned devices are re-scanned every 30 days.
RDS Activity SnapshotsEach thread can snapshot a single RDS server at a time. A successful snapshot generally takes between 5 and 10 seconds to complete. The follow table details how much data is typically transferred during a snapshot.
|Snapshot (Sent)||1,250 kB||1,250 kB|
|Snapshot (Rcvd)||2 - 75 kB||10 kB|
By default, snapshots are repeated every 15 minutes.
For the majority of environments, 8 simultaneous active threads do not cause any network performance degradation. The maximum number of simultaneous threads supported is 256. If the Management Point is to be used to manage a particularly slow network (e.g. a remote location with a high latency or low bandwidth (<1Mb/s) network connection), the user may choose to reduce the maximum thread count to 4 or less.