Probe performance

The performance of the Probe for BMC Patrol depends on many factors (for example, the network latency and the number, location, and configuration of agents). The optimum number of agents configured for each Probe for BMC Patrol depends on these factors.

When the probe starts, it connects to every agent defined in the .def file. Consequently, the time taken for the probe to start depends on the number of agents in the file. If the time taken to start seems excessive, create two .def files and share the agents between the two. Then run two probes, each using different .def files.

Note: IBM Software Support recommends having no more than 100 agents in a .def file until implications on probe performance are fully understood for the particular installation.