Utilization Sampling

The Utilization Sampling settings control the data collection rate for all port statistics on the Interconnects screen. The port statistics display as graphs when you hover your pointer over the Utilization screen component.

The utilization data that is collected is based on the sample count and the sample interval value. The default values provide an hours’ worth of data. You can increase or decrease the frequency of the sample interval, and increase or decrease the number of samples to be stored. The adjustment of either value controls the length of the overall time for which data is available.

In addition to specifying time between samples of utilization data, the interval between samples specifies the frequency at which data is refreshed on the Interconnects screen.

Screen component

Description

Sample collection

Specifies whether utilization sampling is enabled or disabled.

Interval between samples

Specifies the time, in seconds, between samples of utilization data.

Total number of samples

Specifies the total number of samples to be collected.

Sample collection rate

Number of samples to be collected per hour.

Total sampling history

Total sampling time, based on the specified number of samples and the interval between samples.