About collectors

A collector is a set of collection daemons on the Resource Manager host or another host that shares a common configuration. That configuration contains values, such as

  • Number of seconds between SNMP collections cycles
  • Default discovery networks
  • Maximum number of zenprocess parallel jobs

Each collector has its own copy of each of the Resource Manager collection daemons. For example, Resource Manager initially contains collection daemons with names like zenperfsnmp, zenprocess, and zenping.