[smokeping-users] Help to increase Polling time in Smokeping

Peter Kristolaitis alter3d at alter3d.ca
Sun Jul 15 21:07:48 CEST 2012

Hi Pijush;

The polling time is controlled by the "step" setting in the "*** 
Database ***" section of the configuration file.  However, it is 
important to note that any change to this setting means that you will 
have to either delete all of your existing RRD files (and lose all the 
history), or convert the existing data to the new step value (a fairly 
tedious process).

There are, however, other possible solutions, depending on your 
available system & network resources and monitoring requirements:

- Reduce the value of the "pings" variable to ping each host fewer times 
during each polling session.   Note that changing this option also 
requires regeneration of your RRD files.

- Enable the "concurrentprobes" option and define multiple instances of 
your probe, and then select groups of hosts to use each probe. With the 
concurrentprobes option enabled, each group will be polled as a separate 
process and function independently.   Make sure you have enough disk I/O 
and network capacity to support this before running it in production!   
Examples of how to set this up can be found as Example 3 in the 
smokeping_examples page 

- Pete

On 7/15/2012 12:24 AM, Pijush Chowdhury wrote:
> Dear Sir,
> I work in a Internet Service Provider in Bangladesh. I use Smokeping 
> in our office to monitor our customers. Now-a-days I am facing a 
> problem. I have more than 500 users in my smokeping Target. When the 
> limit of unreachable hosts increased no graphs plotted in Smokeping. I 
> come to know that the polling time takes more that default (300 s). 
> How can I increase the polling time? Or any other solution? Please help.
> Thanks,
> Pijush Chowdhury.
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