The Hosts tab allows you to create host profiles of target computers (where your data resides) and the Collection Stations (that are responsible for collecting data). The Collection Station is the local collector that is automatically installed when you install the BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics product. If you want to collect data remotely, you can configure a Collection Agent by using the BMC PATROL Knowledge Module for IT Data Analytics. For more information, see Configuring after installation.
When you configure a host by using the BMC PATROL Knowledge Module for IT Data Analytics, a host profile is automatically created under the Hosts tab. In this case, you can also specify the name of the collection profile that must be associated with the host. This collection profile can be an existing one or not. If the collection profile name that you used does not exist, you can later create it (with the same name that you specified while configuring a host) under Administration > Collection Profiles.
Creating a host profile allows you to capture tags and group access permissions and then reuse this information while creating data collectors. You can also associate various collection profiles with a host. By associating a collection profile (a set of data-collector templates) with a host, you can automatically create data collectors under Administration > Data Collectors and start data collection.
The Hosts tab serves as a tracking mechanism for managing Collection Stations and Collection Agents connected with BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics.
You can use the host profile while adding a data collector in the following two scenarios:
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The Hosts tab allows you to manage hosts. To access this tab, navigate to Administration > Hosts. From here, you can perform the following actions:
Add a new host.
For detailed instructions on adding a host, see Adding hosts.
|Edit Host||Edit the selected host.|
|View Host||View details of the selected host.|
|Delete Host||Delete the selected host.|
|Search||Search a host by entering the host name in the search bar available at the top-right side of your screen.|
The Hosts tab provides the following information:
|Host||Name of the target host that you configured.|
|IP Address||The IP address of the target host configured.|
|Agent Name||The name of the Collection Station or the Collection Agent provided while creating the host.|
Displays whether the Collection Station (or Collection Agent) is connected or not, as follows:
|Cluster||The name of the cluster (virtual machine) with which the configured host is associated.|
|Host Tags||The tags assigned to the host.|
To add a host, on the Administration > Hosts tab, click Add Host, provide the following information, and click Create.
Enter the name of the target host from which you want to collect logs.
You can also enter partial text, click Search, and select the appropriate host computers.
|Instance Name||When you enter (or select) a host name in the preceding field, this field is automatically populated with the same information. You can customize this value.|
When you enter (or select) the host name in the Name field, this field is automatically populated with the same information.
You can also search for a Collection Host (Agent) by clicking Search Agentsand selecting the appropriate Agent name.
In most cases, the host name and Agent name are the same. However, if you have two Agents on the same host, then you can search for that Agent you want to use and select it.
|Collection Profiles||(Optional) Search for an existing collection profile and click Select Collection Profilesto add it.|
|Host Level Tags|
|Select Tag name|
(Optional) Manually add tags by selecting one of the tags in the list, specifying a corresponding value, and clicking Add.
The list of added tags are displayed in the Tags panel on the Search tab.
To remove a tag, click Remove Tagunder the Actions column.
|Host Level Group Access|
|Select All Groups|
(Optional) Select this option if you want to select all user groups available.
You can also manually select multiple user groups.
Create data collectors so that data can be collected and brought into the system. For more information, see Managing data collectors.
If you want to create a data collector that needs a customized data-pattern type, first create the data-pattern. For more information, see Managing data patterns.