IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics, Version

Configure a data collector

When a new data collector connects to a managing server for the first time, it is automatically configured.

If there are data collectors to manually configure, ensure that for those data collectors, the dc.autoconfigure property in the file is set to false.

For data collectors that you wish to manually configure, you can assign an initial configuration using the Data Collector Configuration page in MSVE. When the data collector acknowledges the new configuration, the managing server then lists it as a "configured" data collector. You can also return a currently configured data collector to an unconfigured state. If this is done, all data and reports concerning the data collector are lost. After a data collector has been configured, you can enable or disable it at any time.

For WebSphere v6, the data collector name is formed from the admin server name (node name) and the application server instance name, the data collector application server name also includes the profile name.

Here is an example of a WebSphere v6 profile name: jupiterCell01.jupiterNode01.server1(default).

In many places, an additional field is appended to the end of the data collector name that indicates whether the data collector is associated with a currently running application server instance or not. When the application server instance and data collector are running, this field is the process or address space identifier: jupiterCell01.jupiterNode01.server1.12345. When the data collector is not running and there is no process or address space identifier, two dashes (--) are used, for example: jupiterNode01.server1.--

Configure a data collector:

  1. From the top navigation, click...

      Administration > Server Management > Data Collector Configuration

    > Unconfigured data collectors > Apply a Configuration > configuration_name

  2. Click Select All or click in the check box of the unconfigured data collector you want to configure.

  3. Click Apply.

    The apply procedure can take a minute or two for the data collector to receive, successfully apply, and acknowledge its success back to the managing server. You will need to refresh your page every 10-20 seconds until the data collector disappears from the Unconfigured data collector's table.

Parent topic:

Data Collector Configuration

Related topics

Apply a configuration
Modify a configuration
Unconfigure a data collector