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Creating a Data Collection Task

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Creating a Data Collection Task
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Create a Data Collection task to gather data about a group of systems.

To create a Data Collection Task:

  1. Select OptionsData Collection. The Data Collection page is displayed.

  2. Select target systems. Refer to Using Tasks - Creating a Task for more information.

  3. Click [Next].

  4. Specify how to save data, by selecting either :

    • Overwrite existing data set (for detailed analysis). Provides a network snapshot at a certain time

    • Append new data set (for historical trend analysis). Provides trend and usage analysis

  5. Select one of the following options to execute the task:

  6. Click [Done].

View the task results by selecting the desired Data Collection task on the All Scheduled Tasks page. Refer to Using Tasks - Task Results List for more information on the All Scheduled Tasks page.

Command Line Interface

Use the mxtask command to perform this task from the command line interface. For assistance with this command, see the HP-UX or Linux manpage by entering mxtask at the command line or the Windows command help. Refer to Getting Started - Using Command Line Interface Commands for information on accessing the manpage.

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