Polling overview

Polling is the active watching, or monitoring, of your network by WhatsUp Gold. This is done in a variety of ways, depending on the service monitors you have configured on your devices. The default polling method is done through Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP). The default polling interval for WhatsUp Gold is 60 seconds.

A small amount of data is sent from the WhatsUp Gold computer across the network to the device it is watching. If the device is up, it echoes the data back to the WhatsUp Gold computer. A device is considered down by WhatsUp Gold when it does not send the data back.

Related Topics

Stopping and starting polling

Changing how you poll devices

Setting how often your devices are polled

Setting How Often Active Monitors are Polled

Stopping and starting polling on a monitor

Using the Maintenance mode

Dependencies overview

IPX support