A.3 Data Collection

By default, every 5 minutes, PlateSpin Recon takes three samples, three seconds apart, from all counters. The three samples are averaged together to produce the five-minute data that is stored in the database.

These values can be modified by clicking the Tools menu, then holding down the Ctrl key while selecting Options from the menu. On the Server tab, expand the Monitoring Service section:

Figure A-1 Options Window

Burst interval: The interval between different burst samples

Burst samples: The number of samples collected at a burst interval before an average is calculated

Sample interval: The interval between different samples