ControlUp Network Impact & Bandwidth Usage
In ControlUp, the Console & Monitor retrieve data from servers, hypervisors, workstations, user sessions, etc. This action can impact your network bandwidth, though not dramatically as we successfully stick to a very low usage with our ControlUp Agent.
This is the average network traffic communication information -
Single Agent for Console\Monitor communication channel - 1KBps.
This roughly means that a single ControlUp console will consume the following bandwidth:
- Console connected to 100 agents- 100KBps
- Console connected to 1 000 agents- 1MBps
- Console connected to 10 000 agents- 10Mbps
For example, running 5 instances of the ControlUp Real-Time Console on a single RDS server, while each console is connected to 1 000 agents causes a total bandwidth usage for ControlUp on this server of 5MBps.
In addition, to optimize performance we suggest setting a data collector for your monitor. Click here to learn more about how to set up a dedicated data collector.
The extensions (Hypervisors, EUC...) also consume bandwidth but compared to 1,000 agents that should be negligible - around 100-200KBps when working in large environments.
Disabling the Flat Process Views can reduce network traffic between the ControlUp Agent to the Console\Monitor by up to 50%. Although processes are available to Monitor when you focus on a specific Computer as demonstrated in the screenshot below: