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Setting Preferences

Administrators can use the preferences page to control nandView processes and change default values.

Stop Polling - This setting allows you to stop the poller process. When disabled, no tests will be polled or updated. The dashboard will indicate if the poller has been disabled. Note to system administrators: The poller process is normally called on a schedule (through cron). It is preferred to temporarily disable the poller through this preference, as opposed to removing the cron entry.
Stop Email - This setting allows you to stop all email notifications. When email is disabled, messages are neither sent out nor queued up. They are permanently removed. This will prevent you from being flooded with old messages when reactivating the emailer. The dashboard will indicate if email has been disabled. Note to system administrators: The emailer process is normally called on a schedule (through cron). It is preferred to temporarily disable email through this preference, as opposed to removing the cron entry.
Stop Logging - This setting will stop recording data in the authentication, email and polling logs. Reports are generated with data stored in the log files, so turning off logging will affect their output.
Dashboard Auto Refresh - The number of seconds between automatic dashboard refreshes. If you set this to zero, the dashboard will not auto refresh.
Poll Delay - The number of seconds for the poller to wait between tests. This can be used to make the poller less aggressive, but it will make the runs take longer.
Email Delay - The number of seconds for the emailer to wait between sending messages. This can be used to make the emailer less aggressive, but it will take longer.
Run Group Timeout - Most tests use a timeout period. For example, if you set the timeout to 5 seconds, a TCP connection test will result in failure if it doesn't receive a reply in 5 seconds. A ping test would fail if it doesn't get at least one reply within the 5 seconds. Each run group can have its own timeout value. You may find that your wide area connections take longer to respond than local area connections, resulting in excessive failures on WAN tests. In this scenario, you could put LAN tests in group 1, WAN tests in group 2, and increase the group 2 timeout period. Increasing the timeout may result in the poller runs taking longer.

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