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Lab 2 - Create a Host Metrics Source

To start, we'll add a new host metrics source to the collector  

  1. Find the collector by name on the Collection page                                                                                                                                                                                       
  2. Manage Data -> Collection ->  and select Add > Add Source

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  3. We'll add a host metrics source. Click Host Metric

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  4. Assign these settings:

Name. Enter the name you'd like to display for the new Source. You’ll be able to search for the source name using _sourceName. We will be using Host_Metrics__<your_name>

Source Host. Enter the hostname of the machine from which the metrics will be collected. This is the machine where you installed the collector.

Source Category. Enter a string as the type of source. You’ll be able to search for the source category using _sourceCategory. For  _sourceCategory, use host metrics/<your_name>

Scan Interval. This setting determines how frequently the source scans for host metrics data. Selecting a short interval will increase the message volume and could cause your deployment to incur additional charges. The default is 1 minute.

Metrics. Select the checkboxes for the metrics to collect. By default, all CPU and memory metrics are collected. 

Select a top-level checkbox to select all metrics in a category. A blue checkmark icon indicates that the category is selected. To select individual metrics, click the right-facing arrow to expand the category and select the individual metrics.

  1. Click Save.

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    For your reference, here are descriptions of the host metrics you just collected
  2. Click Collectors and Sources to return to the list on the Collection page.

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    The new source is now listed. The green checkmark indicates that its status is active and that Sumo Logic will start ingesting data from the source.

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