2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 5, 2013 11:49 AM by cgregors

    SNMP vs WMI polling of Windows systems


      In the knowledgebase article SolarWinds Knowledge Base :: What polling method should I use?


      There is the following note:


      Note: Due to specific characteristics of WMI polling requests, polling a single WMI enabled object uses approximately five times the resources required to poll the same or similar object with SNMP on the same polling frequency.

      Question: Is the "approx 5x resource requirements" on the polling engine or on the end node being polled?