Controlling which Collector monitors a device

When you add a device manually, part of the process includes selecting which collector should monitor that device. When you discover devices via a netscan policy, the collector that discovered the device will be assigned to monitor it.

Any time a device is assigned to a collector, either when the device is added or when the collector is changed manually, the assigned collector will become the Preferred Collector.

 

How do I change the Preferred Collector?

  • for a single device… change the preferred collector from the device’s Manage dialog, which is accessed by highlighting the device in the Resources tree and clicking the Manage button.
  • for multiple devices in a group… change the preferred collector for one or more devices in a normal group from the device group manage dialog.
  • for all devices managed by a collector… select the Devices icon for the collector monitoring the devices, select the checkboxes next to the desired devices and then select ‘Change Preferred Collector’
How do I change the Preferred Collector?

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