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28.5 Adding Devices to Collectors

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Created on: Mar 1, 2010 8:20 AM by Zenoss API - Last Modified:  Mar 1, 2010 8:34 AM by Zenoss API

 5. Adding Devices to Collectors

Adding devices to collectors occurs when you add the device to Zenoss. When you click Add Device from the left navigation menu you see the Add Device page.


Figure 28.7. Add Device Page

Add Device Page

In the top right of the resulting page, you can see the Collector drop-down menu. Choose the collector you want to use to collect the data for this device. The device then appears in the Device area for that collector. You can access this page by choosing the Collectors item from the left navigation menu and then choosing the collector from the resulting list. When you click on the name of the collector, the Overview page for the collector appears and then in the Devices area at the bottom of the page you can see the Device list for this collector.

 5.1. Moving Devices Between Collectors

You can move devices from one collector to another. To do this, use the Set Collector table menu item for any Device view. These are:

  • Device List

  • Device Tree

  • Any of the Organizers device list

Use one of these procedures to move one or more devices to a different collector.

 Moving a Single Device

  1. Navigate to the device in the interface.

  2. Select the Edit tab.

  3. Click the Collector field (at the top of the page), and then select a collector.

 Moving Multiple Devices

By default, all devices are assigned to the localhost collector. To move devices to another collector:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Collectors.

  2. Select the collector to which you want to move devices.

  3. Select the devices to move.

  4. From the menu, select Set Perf Monitor.

    The Set Collector dialog appears.

  5. Select the new collector from the list of options, and then click OK.

    Zenoss moves the devices to the selected collector.


When a device is moved between collectors, the performance data is not moved. As a result, historical data for the device may not appear in reports and graphs.

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