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Edit a Collector

From the Manage Collection page, you can edit some characteristics of a Collector, including its name, description, Host Name, and Category.

Edit an installed collector

  1. In the Sumo Logic Web Application select Manage Data > Collection > Collection.
  1. Click the installed collector name, or click Edit to the right of the collector name.
  2. Change the name or change the metadata fields as needed. Note that updated metadata is only be applied to newly ingested data; previously uploaded data retains its original metadata.
  • If you set Host Name or Category at the collector level, then all sources belonging to this collector are tagged with these metadata fields. If you later specify metadata at the source level, the collector metadata will be overwritten.
  • If you choose an option for Time Zone, it overrides the setting for each source configured on the collector.
  1. Click Advanced to set a CPU Usage Target, or to change the collector management method you're using. For more information about collector management, see Local Configuration File Management.

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  2. Click Save to apply your changes.

Edit a hosted collector

  1. In the Sumo Logic Web Application select Manage Data > Collection > Collection.
  1. Click the hosted collector name, or click Edit to the right of the Collector name.
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  2. Change the name or change the metadata fields as needed. Note that updated metadata is only be applied to newly ingested data; previously uploaded data retains its original metadata.
    • If you set Category at the collector level, then all sources belonging to this collector are tagged with that value. If you later specify metadata at the source level, the collector metadata will be overwritten.
    • If you choose an option for Time Zone, it overrides the setting for each source configured on the collector.
  3. Click Save to apply your changes.