Inventory collection is slow across WAN
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Inventory collection is slow across WAN

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Article ID: 339503

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Products

VMware

Issue/Introduction

Inventory collection does run, but it is very slow.


Environment

VMware Capacity Planner 2.6.x
VMware Capacity Planner 2.5.x

Resolution

This can happen if there are multiple domains involved in the WAN topology, or there are a lot of network hops between hosts. Each hop and WAN link increases the amount of latency for each packet (WANs often have a much larger delay and are optimized for fewer, larger packets). Since Inventory collection generates a lot of small packets it is not optimized for this network situation.
If large numbers of systems need to be collected over a WAN, a separate Collector should be installed on the local side of the WAN link.