Metadata collection with multiple data collectors
You can deploy multiple data collectors to fail over to another data collector when a metadata collection fails or to optimize the metadata collection from data centers in different locations.
You add storage systems, switches, and fabrics to get valuable insights. To get those insights, you rely on the data collector, which collects the asset, configuration, capacity, and performance metadata from your data center for analysis and presentation in IBM® Storage Insights Pro.
- To fail over to an assigned standby data collector when the active data collector can't collect the metadata.
- To avoid bandwidth, connectivity, network, or other potential performance issues when you collect metadata from data centers in different geographical regions.
In this scenario, the data collector is deployed on two different servers in the same data center. If one of the data collectors fails, the assigned data collectors on standby are tested and the data collector with the fastest response time collects the metadata.
In this scenario, two data collectors are deployed in two data centers that aren't connected over IP.