When statistics data collection is enabled, Enterprise Manager
stores the following information in its statistics database for each managed device on
which the Data Collection Agent is installed:
- Specifics about the managed devices, such as host name, IP address, and software
- Details, such as object type and name, about any enabled network objects associated
with a managed device
- Performance and health data for managed devices and associated network objects
You can use collected statistics to display standardized reports about the health and
performance of managed devices in your network. This helps you identify any systems that
are not performing at full capacity and assists you in determining when you should add
Important: Enterprise Manager collects statistics only from devices that have
Local Traffic Manager licensed and provisioned. Starting with
Enterprise Manager version 2.3, Enterprise Manager can also collect statistics from
devices licensed and provisioned for BIG-IP Global Traffic
To start collecting statistics, you must enable the collect statistics data feature and
install the Data Collection Agent.
Installing the Data Collection Agent
When data collection is enabled, Enterprise Manager collects
health and performance monitoring statistics data for each managed device in your
network on which the most current version of the Data Collection Agent is installed. If
a device on which statistics is enabled requires a more recent version of the Data
Collection Agent, Enterprise Manager displays that device as Impaired in
the device list, and indicates that an upgrade is required.
You can use the Data Collection Agent Installation wizard to update and install the
Data Collection Agent.
On the Main tab, click
Click the New Task button.
For the Software Installation setting, click
Install Data Collection Agent, and then click
The Data Collection Agent Installation screen opens.
For the Device Filter setting, click the
Devices with data collection enabled requiring update
The screen refreshes to display the devices that require an
Select the check box next to each device on which you want to install the most
recent version of the Data Collection Agent, and click
The Task Options screen opens.
From the Configuration Archive list, select an option to
include or exclude private SSL keys in the configuration archive.
From the Device Error Behavior list, select an option
to specify how you want the system to proceed if an error occurs during the Data
Collection Agent installation task.
The Task Review screen opens.
In the Task Name field, you can type a new name to
customize the name that displays in the task list.
Click the Start Task button.
The Task Properties screen opens, displaying the progress of the task.
The task progress displays as Finished when the Data Collection Agent is
Enterprise Manager starts collecting and storing health and performance monitoring
statistics for the devices on which data collection is enabled and the Data Collection
Agent is installed.