How do you delete an unwanted data collector?

Document ID : KB000031731
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:  

   How do I delete a data collector from the performance center data collector list

 

Answer: 

   1. Using a REST client change the HTTP method to GET and put the following URL in the URL bar: http://<DA>:8581/rest/dcms/ then click the run button (>>)

   2. Note the number between the ID tags for the data collector you want to delete.  Ex. <ID>732</ID>

   3. Now change the HTTP method to DELETE and put the following URL in the URL bar: http://<DA>:8581/rest/ipdomainmember/732

   4. Add the following text under the "Body" tab

<DeleteList>

<ID>732</ID>

 

</DeleteList>

   5. Click the run button (>>)

   6. Check the data collector list in Performance Center.  The Data Collector should disappear

 

 

Additional Information: 

  • The data collector must not have any devices on it to perform the above procedure.  So existing devices will need to be either deleted or moved to another collector using the "rebalance" functionality
  • <DA> in the above URL represents the Data Aggregator
  • The content type must be set to application/xml; charset=UTF-8 with the REST client before the above procedure can be performed