MarkoVlaovic Acclaimed Contributor.
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OBR 10.40 - topology connection - local or remote collector?

Hi all

if we have an OBR with 2 remote collectors (and a local one of course), what would be the best way to connect to topology source (RTSM)?

Can we, or should we (or should we not) use a local collector for topology, and use the remote collectors for other data sources (we plan to get SiS and OBM/OA data)?

What is the general best practice if there are remote collectors in terms of using a local collector? Is there any DOs and DONTs? Should we use a local collector (and if yes, for what) or should we completely ignore the local collector, or even shut it down?

We see no problems, just asking general questions to help us make the best use of our OBR environment.

Thanks, Marko

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Respected Contributor.. hiteshkumar Respected Contributor..
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Re: OBR 10.40 - topology connection - local or remote collector?


If you are using small setup of OBR, Local will be enough for collection. But if you have multiple datasources with huge infra. You have to make sure multiple remote collector will be useful.

To connect RTSM with remote collector. OA communication port 383 should be enabled with respective remote collector. Then only you can connect RTSM or any data source with Remote collector.



MarkoVlaovic Acclaimed Contributor.
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Re: OBR 10.40 - topology connection - local or remote collector?

Hi, thanks for your answer.

I generally understand why remote collectors are used and the concept of scaling out OBR system. However, IF we have such a scenario where we WILL USE a few remote collectors, we are wondering what to do with the local collector?

1. local collector should do nothing, all the job will be assigned to remote collectors (data collection, topology collection).

2. local collector could be used to at least collect topology, while remote collectors will take on the data collection

3. local collector could collect some data (maybe from the least heavy data source), topology should be collected by one of the remote collectors

Do you understand what i'm wondering about? Are there any benefits of using a local collector (and for what purpose) if we do have remote collectors? Is it perhaps more beneficiary (or wiser) to leave the local collector do nothing, thus leaving all server resources to other processes on the OBR server, or there is not so much burden on the OBR server if we use the local collector to at least collect the topology (since this is only once every 24h)?

Everbody: what are your advices, experiences, thoughts on this?


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