The Collection Profiles tab allows you to configure data collector templates that can simplify the process of data collection. A collection profile allows administrators to capture the input parameters necessary for creating a data collector and then reuse it for future configurations. You can create a collection profile by adding a new data collector or using an existing data collector. Once you have created the collection profile, you can associate it with the appropriate . As soon as you associate the collection profile with the host, in a short period of time, data collectors are automatically added under the Data Collectors tab.
Creation of collection profiles depends on the number of hosts. You can create one collection profile per host or many collection profiles per host. In a single server environment, where all the components of your application are deployed on the same server, you can create one collection profile with data collector templates for each of the components. After this is done, associate that collection profile with the single host.
A collection profile has the following advantages:
Collection profiles can be useful in a scenario where you have multitier applications existing on multiple hosts. The following use case describes such a scenario:
Base Scenario: Suppose you are an administrator responsible for collecting data. In this role, you will first identify the various hosts in your environment from which you want to collect data. Suppose that in your environment, you have two applications with two tiers and each tier lies on a different host.
Environment: Application A is made up of Apache Tomcat with an Oracle database on the back end (that resides on a separate host). Application B is made up of Apache Tomcat with a Microsoft SQL Server on the back end (that resides on a separate host). While Application A runs on both Windows and Linux, Application B runs on Windows only. Oracle runs on Linux, while Microsoft SQL Server runs on Windows. Multiple instances of Applications A and B are spread across multiple hosts.
Usage: As an administrator, you can proceed as follows:
The Collection Profiles tab allows you to manage collection profiles. To access this tab, navigate to Administration > Collection Profiles. From here, you can perform the following actions:
|Add Collection Profile|
Add a new collection profile.
For more information, see Adding collection profile.
|Modify Collection Profile|
Edit the selected collection profile.
You can modify the same details that you provided while adding a collection profile.
|Delete Collection Profile||Delete the selected collection profile.|
The Collection Profiles tab provides the following information:
|Name||Name of the collection profile configured.|
|Description||Description of the collection profile configured.|
ClickCreate Data Collector Template to add data collector templates in one of the following ways:
|1||Search for an existing data collector and use its input parameters for creating a new data collector template.|
|2||Create a new data collector template by manually providing the input parameters.|