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You configure Data Collectors in your Cloud Insights environment to collect data from devices in the data center.

Before you begin
  • You must have Account owner or Admin privileges to configure data collectors.

  • You must have configured an Acquisition Unit before you can start collecting data.

  • You need credentials for the devices from which you are collecting data.

    Device network addresses, account information, and passwords are required for all devices you are collecting data from.

  1. From the Cloud Insights menu, click Admin > Data Collectors

    The system displays the available Data Collectors arranged by vendor.

  2. Click + Collector on the required vendor and select the data collector to configure.

    In the dialog box you can configure the data collector and add an Acquisition Unit.

  3. Enter a name for the data collector. Names can contain the following characters:

    • letter (a-z)

    • number (0-9)

    • hyphen (-)

    • underscore (_)

    • period (.)

    • space ( )

      Names may not begin or end with a space, period, or hyphen.

  4. Enter the Acquisition Unit to associate with this data collector.

  5. Enter the required fields in the Configuration screen.

  6. Click Advanced Configuration to add additional configuration fields. (Not all data collectors require advanced configuration.)

  7. Click Test Configuration to verify that the data collector is properly configured.

For help adding a new Acquisition Unit, see Configuring acquisition units