Rebalance the Load on Data Collector

As a Data Collector instance monitors more devices, the capacity can be exceeded and the Data Collector can become overloaded. You can transfer the workload from one overloaded Data Collector instance to other Data Collector instances. You can rebalance the load on Data Collector in two ways:
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As a Data Collector instance monitors more devices, the capacity can be exceeded and the Data Collector can become overloaded. You can transfer the workload from one overloaded Data Collector instance to other Data Collector instances. You can rebalance the load on Data Collector in two ways:
  • Select the Data Collector instances that you want to rebalance and click
    Rebalance
    . The product automatically rebalances the load among the selected Data Collector instances.
    When the load on the Data Collectors is rebalanced,
    CA Mediation Manager
    and
    CA Virtual Network Assurance
    devices are not rebalanced. Only SNMP devices are rebalanced.
  • Move selected devices from one Data Collector instance to another.
Do not rebalance or move many items during peak hours. These operations might negatively affect end-user performance.
Follow these steps:
  1. Open CA
    CA Performance Center
    as an administrator.
  2. Select
    Administration
    ,
    Data Sources
    , and click a Data Aggregator data source.
  3. Click
    Data Collectors
    from the
    System Status
    menu.
    You can see the number of devices and components that each Data Collector installation is polling. You can also see the total number of devices that are assigned to each Data Collector instance, including devices that are not currently polled.
Automatically Rebalance the Load on Data Collector
  1. Select the Data Collector instances that you want to rebalance and click
    Rebalance
    .
    Be sure to select Data Collector instances within the same IP domain. Only Data Collector instances within the same IP domain can rebalance devices between one another.
  2. A confirmation dialog displays the current device and polled item count for each selected Data Collector and the proposed resulting device and polled item counts.
    Devices can only be moved to Data Collector instances that can contact them.
  3. Click
    Yes
    .
    Rebalancing polled items restarts the baseline average calculations for all rebalanced polled items.
Move Selected Devices to a Specific Data Collector Instance
  1. Select the Data Collector instance that you want to move selected devices from.
  2. In the Devices table, select the devices that you want to move to another Data Collector instance and then click Move Devices.
  3. The Move Devices to Selected Data Collector dialog opens.
  4. Select the Data Collector instance that you want to move your selected devices to from the drop-down list.
    Devices can only be moved to Data Collector instances that can contact them. Only Data Collector instances that are within the same IP domain are included for selection.
  5. Click Yes.
    Moving devices restarts the baseline average calculations for the moved devices.