Tell me about Performance parameters

Performance parameters are part of the agent's configuration profile and organized in these sections:

Parameters for all agent OS and all versions

Windows Specific Parameters (versions 1.5 and above)

Linux/BSD/Unix/Mac Specific Parameters (versions 1.6 and above)

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Parameters for all agent OS and all versions

Agent Status Interval

Consolidated interval an agent requests information from the platform. Range: 900-7200 seconds. Recommended: 7200 for Low performance, 1800 for Normal performance, 900 for High performance. (Previous parameter name was "Update system with Agent's status")

 

Delta Upload Interval

Interval an agent attempts to upload detected changes. Range: 1-1800 seconds. Recommended: 10 for Low performance, 5 for Normal performance, 1 for High performance.

 

Chunk size for file fragment uploads

The upload block size, and combined with Delta Upload Interval, determines network utilization. Range: 64-10,240 KB. Recommended: 1024 for Low performance, 2048 for Normal performance, 4096 for High performance.

 

Upgrade Reattempt Interval

Interval (in seconds) an agent checks the platform for a new upgrade, if configured to do so. Range: 180 seconds or more. Recommended: 300 for Low performance, 300 for Normal performance, 180 for High performance.

 

Logging level for Agent

The amount and detail of log messages generated by the agent. Value can be Verbose, Info (i.e. informational), Warn (i.e. Warning), Error or None. Recommended: Verbose for all performance levels.

 

Windows Specific Parameters (versions 1.5 and above)

CPU Limit

Defines the percentage limit of the processor core(s) used by the agent; lower percentages reduces CPU utilization at the expense of longer execution times. Range: 2-100%. Recommended: 5 for Low performance, 20 for Normal performance, 80 for High performance.

 

Linux/BSD/Unix/Mac Specific Parameters (versions 1.5 and above)

CPU Throttle

Tunes the amount of processing used by the CPU by introducing delays between agent executions: the higher the value, the less CPU utilized at the expense of longer execution times. Range: 0-1,000 milliseconds. Recommended: 20 for Low performance, 10 for Normal performance, 0 for High performance.

 

Legacy Parameters (used for Windows Agent 1.4 and below, and Linux/Mac Agent 1.5 and below)

Keep in mind these legacy settings do not apply to the latest agent binaries. Click parameter name below for details.

Delta Confirmation Interval | Manifest Download Interval | Configuration Download Interval | Provisioning Interval | Upgrade Check Interval |  Network Throttle Rx | Network Throttle Tx |  Chunk size for fragment downloads |  Revocation Interval

 

Delta Confirmation Interval

Interval an agent checks platform for confirmation that changes were processed. Range: 60 seconds or more. Recommended: 300 for Low performance, 120 for Normal performance, 60 for High performance.

 

Manifest Download Interval

Interval an agent checks platform for new instruction manifests. Range: 60 seconds or more. Recommended: 10800 for Low performance, 3600 for Normal performance, 60 for High performance.

 

Configuration Download Interval

Interval an agent checks platform for new configuration profiles. Range: 60 seconds or more. Recommended: 10800 for Low performance, 3600 for Normal performance, 60 for High performance.

 

Network Throttle Rx

The higher this value (in ms), the slower agent attempts to download from the platform; this combines with the download chunk size to determine network utilization. Range: 0-200 milliseconds. Recommended: 20 for Low performance, 10 for Normal performance, 0 for High performance.

 

Network Throttle Tx

The higher this value (in ms), the slower agent attempts to upload to the platform; this combines with the upload chunck size to determine network utilization. Range: 0-200 milliseconds. Recommended: 20 for Low performance, 10 for Normal performance, 0 for High performance.

 

Chunk size for fragment downloads

The download block size (in KB), and combined with Network throttle Rx, determines network utilization. Range: 64 or more KB. Recommended: 1024 for all performance levels.

 

Revocation Interval

Interval an agent checks platform to see if it should uninstall itself. Range: 3600 seconds or more. Recommended: 3600 for all performance levels.

 

Provisioning Interval

Interval an agent attempts to self repair by reprovisioning with platform. Range: 60 seconds or more. Recommended: 900 for all performance levels.

 

Upgrade Check Interval

Interval an agent checks platform for a new upgrade. Range: 300 seconds or more. Recommended: 10800 for Low performance, 3600 for Normal performance, 300 for High performance.