Information Mannager - Stagger.
Is there a way to check my current (IM Server) system has been stagger or not ?
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In lack of staggering the collection of data into an IM will be made in large blocks. This can sometimes be detected as a "squarewave" in CPU and IO on the IM and the CSs its collecting from.
With internal and undocumented tools a support engineer can dump the "collection queue" which gives hard facts about the level of staggering.
I'm not sure if a public forum is the correct way of describing the procedure required to dump the queue.
If you send a support case my way I will try to give the details there.
There is no harm in rerunning the stagger tool; in some special cases the defaults need to be changed, eg if a scheduled report NEED data at some specific interval - defaults might postpone storage so data is not available when the report is run (shorten Sample Blocking Rate OR delay report until data is ready).