SPECTRUM Throttling Concepts
Throttling is a tool to control the volume of traffic to an SNMP agent.
Spectrum Throttling regulates how many SNMP management requests are sent by Spectrum to a network device or application. It allows a Spectrum user to dictate the number of outstanding requests allowed for any given SNMP agent. (It does not create a delay between requests.)
If the number of outstanding requests is at the throttle limit, the next request is queued. When the number of outstanding requests falls below the limit, a request is dequeued and sent.
One throttle entry represents all of the components models for one physical device. Because Throttling attaches to the Device Model Type, model types derived from an SNMP-managed Device can use the throttling tool. When throttling is enabled, requests are handled in the order that they are received, queued to preserve that order, and no model has precedence over another.