The FileSystem Polling setting configures the polling intervals that are used to monitor a host system’s filesystem. This setting is a valid choice only for the Other Systems polling group.

Table 147 on page 278 lists the FileSystem Polling setting parameters.

Table 1. Default values for the FileSystem Polling setting


Default value




Default: ENABLED

Enables or disables filesystem polling and the subsequent performance analysis of the polled data.


30 to 3600 seconds

Default: 240 seconds

Time between successive polls for filesystem data.


0 to 10 retries

Default: 3

Number of retry polls to perform when the initial poll fails.


10 to 10000 milliseconds

Default: 700 milliseconds

Amount of time to wait for the poll response before the first poll request times out. The timeout value doubles for each successive retry.

For Timeout=700 msec (0.7 sec) and Retries=3:

  • 0.7 seconds for first retry

  • 1.4 seconds for second retry

  • 2.8 seconds for third retry