Defining status messages (keep alive messages)

The Scout Statistics Service helps you configure automatic updating of the status messages (keep alive messages).

1.  In the Scout Console, select Options > Base device configuration > Network > Advanced or open, for the relevant device or OU, the Device configuration > Network > Advanced dialog.

2.  Select the Send keepalive packet option.

3.  Enter a time interval in seconds.

4.  Confirm with OK.

Within the defined time interval, the configured devices send their status messages to the statistics service. The status messages result in a refresh of the client icons in the tree view and of the relevant property:

If, however, a status message within the defined interval is missing, the device status in the Scout Console is set to Switched off: