Tech Tip: Customize CA PC auto-refresh interval

Document created by Lutz_Holzbecher Employee on Oct 17, 2017
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Use case

customer would like to change the default auto-refresh interval from 1min to something longer



  • open CA PC admin page> http://CAPC:8181/pc/center/admin/debug (requires admin credentials)
  • click "Global attributes" link
  • find Page.Autorefresh.Seconds
  • edit value in seconds as needed (default: 60)
  • click "Update" button



  • give system time to read the updated information, but once user logs onto the system the revised value is read and utilized
  • only other consideration is to clear the browser cache if its not working as expected, Chrome as an example is notorious for keeping around stale properties
  • the setting is global and not user specific
  • a small autorefresh interval can impact overall performance. Please review the System Health / Data Aggregator Queries dashboard / RIB Query ProcessTime and Count