Configure Auto-Discovery Frequency

Configure Frequency of Default Scan

By default, an HQ Agent runs a default scan upon startup and every 15 minutes thereafter. To change the frequency, uncomment the autoinventory.defaultScan.interval.millis line in the agent.properties file, and set the desired value in milliseconds.

  • autoinventory.defaultScan.interval.millis*

    Description

    Specifies how frequently the agent performs a default autoinventory scan.

    The default scan detects servers and platform services, typically using the process table or the Windows registry. Default scans are less resource-intensive than runtime scans.

    Default

    Commented out, set to 86,400,000 milliseconds, or 1 day.

    Note however, that by default, the agent performs the default scan at startup and every 15 minutes thereafter.

Disable Default Scan

To prevent the HQ Agent from running default scans on the platform, uncomment the autoinventory.defaultScan.interval.millis property in the agent.properties file, and set it to "-1". For example:

autoinventory.defaultScan.interval.millis=-1

Configure Frequency of Runtime Scan

By default, an HQ Agent runs a runtime scan once a day. To change the frequency, edit the{{autoinventory.runtime.Scan.interval.millis}} line in the agent.properties file, and set the desired value in milliseconds.

autoinventory.runtimeScan.interval.millis

Description

Specifies how frequently the agent performs a runtime scan.

A runtime scan may use more resource-intensive methods to detect services than a default scan. For instance, a runtime scan may involve issuing an SQL query or looking up an MBean.

Default

86,400,000 milliseconds, or 1 day.