OpManager allows you to set a common monitoring settings for all the devices under a specific category.
To do so, follow the steps given below:
Click the Admin tab.
Under Monitoring, click Monitoring Intervals.
To enable monitoring for a category, select the check box under Enable
corresponding to the category and type the monitoring
interval in minutes, in the adjacent box.
To disable monitoring a specific category, clear the respective check box.
For instance, if you want to monitor servers every minute, ensure that the check box corresponding to Servers is selected and type 1 in the adjacent box.
How Frequently Should I Monitor?
The general practice is to monitor critical devices more frequently than non-critical devices.
Given below are the recommended monitoring intervals for small and medium-sized networks (up to 1000 devices):
Routers and Critical Servers: 10 minutes
Switches, Hubs, and Printers: 10 - 20 minutes
Critical Services like Exchange, Active Directory: 10 - 20 minutes
Desktops and Workstations: We recommend turning off monitoring
for desktops and workstations to reduce the amount of network traffic
generated by OpManager.
This is done by removing selection for Desktop category in Admin > Monitoring Intervals. Alternatively, monitor them less frequently, say for every hour or 30 minutes.
If there are a few critical workstations that you want to monitor, you can turn on monitoring for those devices individually.