Management and Security
Understanding task bandwidth options
When configuring local scheduler commands, you can specify the minimum bandwidth criteria necessary for the task to execute. The bandwidth test consists of network traffic to the device you specify. When the time comes for the task to execute, each device running the local scheduler task will send a small amount of ICMP network traffic to the device you specify and evaluate the transfer performance. If the test target device isn't available, the task won't execute.
You can select these bandwidth options:
- RAS: The task executes if the device's network connection to the target device is at least RAS or dialup speed, as detected through the networking API. Selecting this option generally means the task will always run if the device has a network connection of any sort.
- WAN: The task executes if the device's connection to the target device is at least WAN speed. WAN speed is defined as a non-RAS connection that's slower than the LAN threshold.
- LAN: The task executes when the device's connection to the target device exceeds the LAN speed setting. LAN speed is defined as anything greater than 262,144 bps by default. You can set the LAN threshold in agent configuration (Tools > Configuration > Agent > Configuration, Bandwidth detection page). Changes won't take effect until you deploy the updated configuration to devices.
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