That is based on the number of Nodes/interfaces and frequency that the poller has to poll.
I would guess you have not put many devices on the new poller yet.
If you want to even out some, you will need to move about half of your pollers (based on nodes/interfaces/poll frequency) over to the new system. Then take a look at that value.
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njoylif is correct. I run 4 pollers, including the primary. We are monitoring 1100+ nodes and ~20,000 elements. As I brought on each new poller, I moved a bunch of nodes over to it. With each new set of nodes, the recommended numbers in the PPS utility increased.
If you are unaware, an easy way to move nodes to your new engine is to fire up the Monitor Polling Engines tool on your primary poller. In the top tool bar is an icon for Poller Load Balancing. You will need to have shut down your polling engines before moving nodes over. Once you've moved a bunch of nodes over, rerun your PPS utility on the new poller. I forget if you need to let the poller run for a few before you run PPS again or not.
Njoylif - You are correct, I hadn't yet moved any devices to the second poller at the time I posted. I just assumed that the recommended numbers would be based rather on specs rather than load. You know what that gets you. After moving about a quarter of my elements, the numbers were indeed completely different.
Warbird - I used the Load Balancing feature. Worked pretty slick, but not quite as advertised. It's pretty geeky for me to be excited about this, but I am.
Thanks both of you for the quick response and help!