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The Systems Management agent will poll the platform every 90 seconds with keep alive messages. If there is more than one agent on a LAN, one of those agents will be automatically designated as a Connection Broker (CB) which will deal with all the pings and keep-alives from the other devices on the LAN. This keeps the outbound/public traffic to a minimum.You have the ability to nominate a device within your network to act as the connection broker. This will give the device a node score of 20 by default. If you have two devices that have been nominated as a connection broker inadvertently, the device that contacts the platform first will become the connection broker.How to Nominate a Connection BrokerThis is done via the agent browser on the local device. It is usually recommended that you nominate a device that is likely to have the highest uptime such as a Server within your network.
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