2 weeks ago we've upgraded to v6. The guys who originally designed and had set up the older infrastructure are no longer with us, so I'm pretty much on my own in figuring out why some settings were set, and if they still make sense for us. One thing where I doubt is the CollectionInterval setting for the collectors.
In the user guide I find:
Default Value 5 minutes
Description Defines time interval between two successive data collections from VMware servers. If the value is changed, it is necessary to restart all Collectors, to which the value applies.
For some reason this used to be set to 10 minutes in our production environment, while in our smaller environments it's simply the default.
Does doubling the value mean we will get half the data (thus stressing the vCenter/OpsMgr servers less), or does the amount of data that's pulled from vCenter to OpsMgr remain the same and is it simply a matter of how much we transfer at a certain interval?
I would imagine the value was changed from 5 to 10 mins because my predecessors saw a high load on vCenter and/or OpsMgr, so I should keep it like that, but I'm totally not sure of this.
Could someone elaborate on this, eg when would it be a good idea to change the default value?