You can run LPAR2RRD and STOR2RRD back-end data collector on a customer (remote) site to collect data and transfer it to the provider (central) site where device data is stored in the database and presented.
Data collector does not keep data locally in the database, it just forwards all to the provider (central) site.
This feature is useful especially in these 2 scenarios:
You are a service provider and you want to get customer's storage and server performance data on your site to present it there.
Your company has several geographically separated sites and security does not allow you connect all monitored devices from one central point.
Customer/Remote site always collects data from its storage/server and sends it to the Provider/Central instance where it is presented
Customer/Remote site can further operate in 2 modes:
- mode 1: it does not save nor present data from its storage/servers
- mode 2: it saves and presents data from its storage/servers
This feature is available only for customers under premium