Netcool/Impact SNMP DSA timeout not acting as set
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A very brief blog to highlight a misconception regarding the SNMP DSA timeout value setting and the actual results one will achieve.
Setting a timeout value of 15 seconds in the SNMP DSA actually results in a timeout of 3 to 4 minutes. How so?
The SNMP DSA interacts with the SNMP API variable "def
A 1 second timeout with the default number of retries (3) takes 15 seconds to actually timeout:
1s + 2s + 4s + 8s = 15s
Therefore a 15 second timeout value supplied by the SNMP DSA translates into 3 minute 45 seconds before timeout actually occurs:
15s + 30s + 60s + 120s = 225s = 3m 45s
This confusion can lead to applying timeout values of an excessive and unwanted amount.
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