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Advanced UI Installer Settings

These options appear if you click Advanced Settings on the Confirmation dialog in the UI Installer. Click each tab to specify settings, and then click Next to return to the main UI installer flow.

Tab Settings Description


Set the configuration parameters of the Collector.


  • Default URL
  • Override the default URL

URL used to register the Collector for the Data Collection API. By default, Sumo Logic will automatically detect the correct Data Collection API.


Proxy settings to connect.


  • Add Sources Later
  • Add Sources from a JSON file.

If you want to add your Sources now, you'll need to provide a JSON file with your Source configurations. See Using JSON to configure Sources.

Run As

  • Root/Administration User
  • Custom User

User account under which the Collector runs on this machine.

For Windows, the user account must have "Log on as Service" privileges. Default is the Administrator/Root user.


Configure these settings if you want to use a proxy to connect to the Data Collection API.

Parameter Description

Collector Name

Name to identify the Collector in the Web UI. The Collector name must be unique. If you are installing a Collector that would have the same name as an existing Collector, the system automatically appends a 13-digit epoch timestamp to the Collector name. Learn more...

Host Name

Host name of the machine on which the Collector is running. The host name can be a maximum of 128 characters.


Source Category to use when a Source does not specify a category.


Description for the Collector.

Time Zone

Time zone to use when it is not extracted from the timestamp.

CPU Target Percentage

You can choose to set a CPU target to limit the amount of CPU processing a Collector uses.


When true, the collector will be deleted after 12 hours of inactivity. For more information, see Setting a Collector as Ephemeral.


When selected, if there is any existing Collector with the same name, that Collector will be deleted (clobbered). See Forcing a Collector's Name with Clobber for more information.

FIPS-compliant JCE

When selected, FIPS 140-2 compliant Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) will be enabled.

This option is only supported in specific deployments, ask your Sumo account representative for details.

Proxy Settings

Configure these settings if you want to use a proxy.

Setting Description

Proxy Host

Host name of the proxy server.

Proxy Port

Port used by the proxy server.

Authentication Type

If authentication is required, we support two different types:

Basic Authentication (Username, Password)

NTLM domain used to log into the proxy server. Required only for NTLM authentication.

Proxy User

(Optional) User name to log into proxy server. Required for basic and NTLM authentication.

Proxy Password

(Optional) Password to log into proxy server. Required for basic and NTLM authentication.

NTLM Domain

(Optional) NTLM Authentication (Username, Password, NTLM Domain)