New values per second

Why is the new values per second setting so important? While knowing how many hosts or even items a system has is important, the underlying load could vary a lot. For example, we could have a system with 1,000 hosts, with 100 items each, but the items would be polled once every 15 minutes. In this case, the approximate expected New Values Per Second (NVPS) would be 111. Or, we could have only 10 hosts with 100 items per host, but if the interval were 10 seconds (that's a very low interval; if possible, never use such a low interval), the total expected NVPS would be 100. As we can see, host and item count have an impact, but so does the average interval. NVPS is a generic value that can be compared to other systems more ...

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