Heartbeat monitoring system resources utilization


I wanted to ask what is a better approach in setting up for example icmp monitor for 1 minute ping:

1.) Schedule a monitor to start every 24h with wait 1m value?
2.) Schedule monitor every 1 minute with 1 minute wait value?

Could you please explain why are you asking about this? Did you face any issue for any configuration?

You should be good to go with a standard cron expression (schedule). See: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/beats/heartbeat/current/configuration-heartbeat-options.html

Hi @mtojek

I just wonder if there is any difference. I need to set up a configuration for a few thousands hosts. So I was wondering if there's good and better approach.

@Adriannwait is basically the amount of time to wait for a response before retrying. You should go with the second option for your use case.

I've opened a PR to improve the documentation here: https://github.com/elastic/beats/pull/22509

@Andrew_Cholakian1 thanks for your response Andrew! Now I understand the behavior I expirienced.

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