AppFirst is proud to announce their newest feature: Collector Profiles!
Collector Profiles allow you to set up new collectors based off existing collector’s settings. All logs, server tags, Nagios Scripts, applications, and alerts from the model server can be loaded from a model collector (that you design) and autoloaded into your new collector. There are no limits to the number of profiles you make, or how many collectors you can download from it!
For example, you have one database collector and decide to add another one (or two, or seven) you can create a model collector profile from your database server and name it “Database.” From that point on, whenever you add a new database collector, you can use the collector profile “Database” and have all your logs, applications, server tags, alerts and Nagios Scripts autoloaded onto your new collector!
How to create a model collector profile:
From Administration – Collector Profiles you can select “Create” in the upper left hand corner. Give the model a unique profile name and select which collector will serve as the model. From here you can review and modify which logs, server tags, Nagios Scripts, applications, and alerts will be on the profile. You can edit or delete profiles at any time by going to Administration – Collector Profiles and clicking the edit or delete icons to the right of the Profile Names.
Please note: Alerts are entered into profiles as written. Review alerts to make sure they do not include server names to avoid confusion.
To upload a new collector to a profile (profiles cannot be applied to existing collectors), simply go to Administration – Collector Profiles and click “Download” to the right of the Collector Profile of your choice. Directions for downloading a collector profile will appear in a popup window.
For Windows: Please notice Step 2 of the installation process, as it is here you will find the credentials for entering in your Profile Field on the AppAccess install wizard.
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