Have you ever noticed in your routing table entries on a node that it says "This device's routing table has more entries than can be displayed in the table below. The data below is incomplete.>> How can I fix this?"
If you go to the page referenced it gives nice and detailed instructions on how to fix this. Here is that page:
Simple enough right? Well, its a bit of a PITA to do, not because editing the file is difficult, but because Windows makes it difficult with how it handles permissions.
But, more importantly there is the little caveat that you might have missed on said page which states: "Note: Running the Configuration Wizard after completing the edit in this procedure will restore default values."
What?! That means you have to go edit it every time you run the config wizard? Ok, so this might not be 100% true, it might only do it if you run the Website part or another part. Not 100% sure on whether its >every< time or not. But regardless, you're still having to remember every time you run the config wizard that you might have to go change this back? Not cool.
My proposal is that this needs to be part of the normal polling config. Might even be appropriate to have it where you can override the routing table size for a specific node. ie: you want to get all the routes on your Internal routers, but your external routers that hold the full BGP tables? Maybe you don't want hardly any entries on that one?
IMHO I would say that any setting that needs to be changed often enough that a knowledge-base article is made to make it easy, should be considered to be put into the web-based Settings instead.
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