Each time a metered application starts, the Application Metering Plug-in records application summary data. This data is stored on the managed computer and sent to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) at the end of the application monitoring period. If any data was sent during the monitoring period, it is replaced at the end of the monitoring period.
Application summary data is sent for all application metering policies for which the applications are marked as allowed. Application summary data is sent to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) in batches daily by default. You can also specify to send event data in batches when you create an application monitor policy.
To prevent an overload to the system when this data is sent, the data is not all sent at the same time. The data is randomly sent over an interval of time. A value in the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Application Metering registry key on each client computer determines the length of the interval. The name of the value is Fuzzy Factor, and its default value is 10. This value specifies the time interval when the data can be sent as a percentage of the total batch creation time. To change the length of this time interval, you must change the value of this registry key on each client computer. Any registry changes should be done with caution.
For example, the data is sent to the CMDB every seven days (168 hours) and the Fuzzy Factor value is 10. Then the length of the interval is 10% of seven days or about 17 hours. Half of this interval precedes the specified send time and half of it follows. Thus the time interval in which the data is sent would start after about 159 hours and end after 177 hours.
You can view application summary data in the following application metering reports:
Table: Application summary data
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