## How Do I Do Work Load Balancing With Non-Stop Monitoring?

The Weight option is used for controlling the frequency of how often an Argent Motor within an Argent Motor pool is used.

Note: This can be useful if some servers being used as Argent Motors are older and have less capable hardware than another Argent Motor server which is based on newer hardware.

In this case, you may want to “lighten” the load sent to a given Argent Motor by using the “Weight” option to control the frequency of how often an Argent Motor is used.

The lower the “weight” option is set, the less often it will be used when compared to other Argent Motors in the same Argent Motor pool.

This option is available on the A4 screen shown below: To properly understand this feature, consider the following scenario.

Scenario 1

You have three Argent Motors in a single Argent Motor pool. For the purpose of this scenario they are represented as:

X = Weight for ArgentMotor1

Y = Weight for ArgentMotor2

Z = Weight for ArgentMotor3

Given the above the frequency of how often any Argent Motor is used is determined by the following formulas:

 X     ___________  X + Y + Z Y     ___________  X + Y + Z Z     ___________  X + Y + Z

The weight assigned to each Argent Motor for this scenario is set as shown below:

X = 1, Y = 2, Z = 3

Given the above, the frequency at which each Argent motor is used will be:

ArgentMotor1 = 1/6 or 16.7%

ArgentMotor2 = 2/6 or 33.3%

ArgentMotor3 = 3/6 or 50.0%

Scenario 2

You have four Argent Motors in a single Argent Motor pool. For the purpose of this scenario they are represented as:

W = Weight for ArgentMotor1

X = Weight for ArgentMotor2

Y = Weight for ArgentMotor3

Z = Weight for ArgentMotor4

The formula will also change to reflect the number of Argent Motors in use. The formulas now become:

 W      _____________ W + X + Y + Z X      _____________ W + X + Y + Z Y      _____________ W + X + Y + Z Z      _____________ W + X + Y + Z

The weight assigned to each Argent Motor for this scenario is set as shown below:

W = 1, X = 2, Y = 3, Z = 4

Given the above, the frequency at which each Argent motor is used will be:

ArgentMotor1 = 1/10 or 10.0%

ArgentMotor2 = 2/10 or 20.0%

ArgentMotor3 = 3/10 or 30.0%

ArgentMotor4 = 4/10 or 40.0%