Organizations reflect their business priorities in their network organization. Certain parts of the infrastructure are more important and must be monitored more closely to ensure availability and performance. Critical systems might need to be polled more frequently to uncover problems sooner. The granularity of monitoring and the frequency of polling are reflected in the settings that are configured for the polling and threshold groups.

You determine the polling and threshold groups for the IP Managers in your deployment by assessing the operational requirements for the delivery of timely analysis data and the impact of polling on the network infrastructure components.

You set the polling management policies for the IP Managers in your deployment by modifying the settings in the default polling and threshold groups, or by creating new polling and threshold groups and modifying the settings in those groups.