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Update Lists By Scan

The Update Lists by Scan page scans one or more machine IDs and returns lists of counter objects, counters, instances and services to select from when creating or editing a monitor set. Lists display in the Monitor > Monitor Lists page. Typically only a handful of machines of each operating system type need to be scanned to provide a set of comprehensive lists.

Update Lists by Scan also updates the list of event types available for monitoring using Monitoring > Alerts > Event Logs. You can see the list of event types available by displaying the Agent > Event Log Settings page.


Click Schedule to display the Scheduler window, which is used throughout the VSA to schedule a task. Schedule a task once or periodically. Each type of recurrence—Once, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly—displays additional options appropriate for that type of recurrence. Periodic scheduling includes setting start and end dates for the recurrence. Not all options are available for each task scheduled. Options can include:

  • Distribution Window - Reschedules the task to a randomly selected time no later than the number of periods specified, to spread network traffic and server loading.
  • Skip if offline - If checked and the machine is offline, skip and run the next scheduled period and time. If blank and the machine is offline, run the task as soon as the machine is online again.
  • Power up if offline - Windows only. If checked, powers up the machine if offline. Requires Wake-On-LAN or vPro and another managed system on the same LAN.
  • Exclude the following time range - If checked, specifies a date/time range to not perform the task.


Click Cancel to cancel execution of this task on selected managed machines.

Select All/Unselect All

Click the Select All link to check all rows on the page. Click the Unselect All link to uncheck all rows on the page.

Check-in status

These icons indicate the agent check-in status of each managed machine. Hovering the cursor over a check-in icon displays the agent quick view window.

Online but waiting for first audit to complete

Agent online

Agent online and user currently logged on.

Agent online and user currently logged on, but user not active for 10 minutes

Agent is currently offline

Agent has never checked in

Agent is online but remote control has been disabled

The agent has been suspended

Machine.Group ID

The list of Machine.Group IDs displayed is based on the Machine ID / Group ID filter and the machine groups the user is authorized to see using System > User Security > Scopes.

Last Scan

This timestamp shows when the last scan occurred. When this date changes, new scan data is available to view.

Next Scan

This timestamp shows the next scheduled scan. Overdue date/time stamps display as red text with yellow highlight. A green checkmark indicates the scan is recurring.