How to create a Linux Data Collector

How to create a Linux Data Collector

  1. In a ControlUp Console, in the Home ribbon bar, select Linux Data Collector. The Linux Data Collector window opens in Add mode.

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Note: Alternatively, you can open this window from the Organization Tree. To do so, from the context menu of the organization or, if other LDCs already exist in your organization, from the Linux Data Collectors container object, select Add > Linux Data Collector.

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  1. Under Name, enter a name for the LDC.

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Note: The name must be unique; multiple LDCs in a single organization cannot have the same name.

  1. Under Credentials for Data Collector, open the dropdown list and select the credentials the LDC should use to connect to each of the Linux computers that will be assigned to it. All Linux computers you assign to this LDC must be accessible using the credentials you selected.

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Note: These credentials will only be used for monitoring; privileged credentials are not required.

  1. If you want to assign computers to the LDC at this time, under Computers, select Add. The Add Computers window opens. For information about using this window to assign computers to the LDC, see Assigning Linux Computers to a Linux Data Collector, below.

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Note: It is not necessary to add computers to the LDC at this point. You can do so later, as necessary.

5. At this point, it's recommended to set the dedicated data collector but not mandatory.  Select OK. The LDC is created and appears in the Organization Tree under the Linux Data Collectors container. (If no other LDCs existed at the time this LDC was created, the Linux Data Collectors container is created at the same time.)

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