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The Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Poller is an application used to perform and assign WhatsUp Gold device polling operations to monitor network devices. Specifically, additional pollers installed on your WhatsUp Gold system transmit active monitor and performance monitor data to the WhatsUp Gold server. Extending polling activity across multiple pollers increases the number of devices for which WhatsUp Gold can poll and collect data to send back to the WhatsUp Gold system. This is referred to as clustered polling. Using clustered polling, WhatsUp Gold can efficiently scale polling operations to a larger number of network devices, ultimately providing the capacity to monitor and manage larger networks.