3 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2012 11:45 PM by JustinY

    Distribute IPSLA operations with randomized start time.

    JustinY

      When IPSLA operations are created their start times should be distributed rather than executing all at once.  This would minimize the impact on the network by having only a few IPSLA operations executing at any given moment rather than having all of them triggered every 300 seconds.

      When the IPSLA operations are created they should be created with a random start time.  This could be done using the "after" keyword and some randomly generated numbers when the command gets entered.

      Example.
      ip sla schedule 1 life forever start-time after 00:${Random(0,4)}:${Random(0,59)}

      Should add simple functions for NCM

      I also just found that a group schedule works even better.  This distributes the IPSLA operations evenly over the 300 second window the operations run for.  So only a few run at any given time rather than all of them running every 5 minuets.

      Example.
      ip sla group schedule 1 1-36 schedule-period 300 start-time now