Before you create a data collector, you need to understand the kind of data that you want to collect. Depending on the kind of data that you want to collect and whether you want to perform a local or remote collection, you can create a data collector of the appropriate type.
The Administration > Data Collectors tab lists all the configured data collectors. To create a data collector, click Add Data Collector, and from the Type list, select a data collector based on the kind of data you want to collect.
The following table lists the supported data collector types categorized on the basis of the data sources and whether you want to perform local or remote collection:
|Data sources||Description||Data collectors||Local / remote?|
|Files and directories|
Collect data that comes from various files and directories.
Note: The Upload File data collector can be used to upload a file for one-time collection of data.
|Monitor file over SSH||Remote|
|Monitor file over Windows share||Remote|
|Script outputs||Collect data that is generated as a result of running a script.||Local|
|Monitor script output over SSH||Remote|
|Windows events||Collect and index Windows events remotely.||Monitor remote Windows events||Remote|
|Collect and index Windows events locally.||Monitor local Windows events||Local|
|Events from external systems|
Collect events directly from supported external systems such as BMC ProactiveNet, or BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management.
|Syslog events||Collect Syslog events over a TCP or UDP connection.||Remote|