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Data Collectors

Data collectors host applications that process network data.

Data collectors are available as a physical appliance or a virtual appliance. To create a data collector, set up and install on-premises at your organization the physical appliance or virtual appliance and then install an Aruba application.

Managing Data Collectors High-Level Process Flow

The following is a high-level process flow for managing data collectors:

  1. Set up on-premises the physical or virtual appliance that will become the data collector. For more information, see Setting Up Appliances.
  2. Create the data collector by installing an Aruba application on the physical or virtual appliance. For more information, see Creating Data Collectors.
  3. Verify the status of the data collector. The status is Running if the data collector was created successfully. For more information, see Viewing Data Collectors.
  4. Repeat Step 1 through 3 until you have created all of the data collectors that you require.
  5. Set the auto-update preference for the data collectors. For more information, see Updating Data Collectors.
  6. Monitor the status and performance of the different data collectors. For more information, see Viewing Data Collectors.
  7. (Optional) Manually update one or all of the data collectors as required. This overrides the global auto-update preference you have set for all data collectors. For more information, see Updating Data Collectors.
  8. (Optional) Delete the installed Aruba application from the data collector. This enables the appliance to be available to become a data collector again in the future for the same Aruba application or for a different Aruba application. For more information, see Deleting Data Collectors.