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The Installed Data Collectors page provides access to the data collectors that have been configured for Cloud Insights. You can use this page to modify existing data collectors.

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

    The Available Data Collectors screen is displayed.

  2. Click Installed Data Collectors

    A list of all of the installed Data Collectors is displayed. The list provides collector name, status, the IP address the collector is accessing, and when data was last acquired from the a device. Action that can be performed on this screen include:

    • Control polling

    • Change data collector credentials

    • Clone data collectors

Controlling Data Collector polling

After making a change to a data collector, you might want it to poll immediately to check your changes, or you might want to postpone the data collection on a data collector for one, three, or five days while you work on a problem.

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

  2. Click Installed Data Collectors

  3. Select the check box to the left of the Data Collector you want to change

  4. Click Bulk Actions and select the polling action you want to take.

    Bulk actions can be performed simultaneously on multiple Data Collectors. Select the data collectors, and chose the action to perform from the Bulk Action menu.

Editing data collector information

You can edit existing data collector setup information.

To edit a single data collector:
  1. In the Cloud Insights menu, click Admin > Data Collectors to open the list of installed Data Collectors.

  2. In the options menu to the right of the data collector you want to modify, click Edit.

    The Edit Collector dialog is opened.

  3. Enter the changes and click Test Configuration to test the new configuration or click Save to save the configuration.

You can also edit multiple data collectors:

  1. Select the check box to the left of each data collector you want to change.

  2. Click the Bulk Actions button and choose Edit to open the Edit data Collector dialog.

  3. Modify the fields as above.

    Note
    The data collectors selected must be the same vendor and model, and reside on the same Acquisition Unit.

    When editing multiple data collectors, the Data Collector Name field shows “Mixed” and cannot be edited. Other fields such as user name and password show “Mixed” and can be edited. Fields that share the same value across the selected data collectors show the current values and can be edited.

    When editing multiple data collectors, the Test Configuration button is not available.

Cloning data collectors

Using the clone facility, you can quickly add a data source that has the same credentials and attributes as another data source. Cloning allows you to easily configure multiple instances of the same device type.

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

  2. Click Installed Data Collectors.

  3. Click the check box to the left of the data collector you want to copy.

  4. In the options menu to the right of the selected data collector, click Clone.

    The Clone Data Collector dialog is displayed.

  5. Enter new information in the required fields.

  6. Click Save.

After you finish

The clone operation copies all other attributes and settings to create the new data collector.

Performing bulk actions on data collectors

You can simultaneously edit some information for multiple data collectors. This feature allows you to initiate a poll, postpone polling, and resume polling on multiple data collectors. In addition, you can delete multiple data collectors.

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

  2. Click Installed Data Collectors

  3. Click the check box to the left of the data collectors you want to modify.

  4. In the options menu to the right, click the option you want to perform.

After you finish

The operation you selected is performed on the data collectors. When you chose to delete data collectors, a dialog is displayed requiring you to conform the action.