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Absolute maximum number of wmi sensors

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I've read many posts on here and keep reading different answers. What's the max # of WMI based sensors one probe can host safely?

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Created on May 30, 2014 2:41:56 AM by  Josh Varble (10) 1



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Dear PRTG user

Because it depends on so many factors, even a rough estimate is difficult. Providing you are using a modern Windows (at least Windows 7) you can expect to run about 1000 WMI sensors on a probe.

That doesn't mean any probe will be able to run as many as 1000 WMI sensors, or that it is impossible to run 2000 WMI sensors on a single probe. But if you want to use a lot of WMI sensors, please consider horizontal hardware scaling with a magnitude of 1000 sensors per probe.

Whenever possible, set the scanning interval to 5 or 10 minutes for WMI sensors.

Created on Jun 2, 2014 2:45:39 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jun 2, 2014 2:47:31 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



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