Installing and registering Data Collector

To install IBM® Data Collector, you must first install IBM Java™, and you must open ports on your computer or virtual machine.

Before you begin

Ensure that your environment meets the system requirements. For more information, see System requirements for Data Collector.

Only Administrators can create, register, edit, and delete a Data Collector instance. For more information, see User access, roles, and permissions.

Use the following process to install and register Data Collector instances with the platform.

  1. Install IBM Java. For more information, see Installing Java.
  2. Install and register your Data Collector instance with the platform. You have two options for installing and registering the Data Collector.
    1. Install and register Data Collector using the installer package. For more information, see Installing and registering Data Collector by using the Data Collector installer package.
    2. Install and register Data Collector manually. For more information, see Installing and registering Data Collector manually.