Inventory for Unix, Linux and Mac Task and Policy System Resource Usage (nice) Settings
Last Updated May 14, 2012
Inventory tasks and policy allow for selecting a process priority in the Advanced settings of each task. This setting is selected individually for each task or policy. These process priority settings correspond to 'nice' values on Unix, Linux and Mac (ULM) clients.
‘Nice’ settings for Inventory tasks and policies are set in a table named ‘inv_task_settings’. The rows involved are: very low, low, normal, high, very high settings for the Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac attributes.
There isn’t an interface to update these values so they must be set using sql. They are global for all inventory tasks and policies. These are the settings you will want to change to improve execution times or reduce the impact of inventory tasks/policies on your clients.
A screen shot of the sql queries to view and update this table is provided below. (Note that '99' is not a valid nice setting on any system. It is used just to be obvious.)
Once these settings are changed, the actual nice value will be included in the task/policy xml file and subsequently used to run the task or policy.
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