Install federated collectors in VMAN
This is an optional step for your VMAN installation. For customers with medium to large environments, SolarWinds recommends using federated collectors. For details, see the deployment information in VMAN system requirements and deployments.
SolarWinds recommends using federated collectors when monitoring 10,000 VMs or more.
The federated collector serves as a proxy and splits data collection tasks between remote servers. All collected configuration and performance data is communicated back to VMAN.
- A single SolarWinds Virtualization Manager data collector might not have enough computing resources to collect data from large virtual environments with thousands of VMs. If you experience slow performance due to collection, consider deploying a federated collector.
- It is more efficient to collect data from distant vCenters by using a federated collector in that location and having the collector periodically connect to Virtualization Manager with the collected data.
- If you use WANs, consider deploying a federated collector.
Prior to installing, check the port requirements for federated collectors.
|1. Download the zip from the Customer Portal||
Log in to the Customer Portal and download the Virtualization Manager installation file.
|2. Extract the installation||
|3. Configure the collector||
The federated collector is ready to accept data source collection assignments from SolarWinds Virtualization Manager.