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Preparing to run the InfluxDB collector

Setting up pre-requisites for running the collector

Make sure that the machine from where you are running the collector meets the following hardware and software requirements.

Table 1.

Item

Requirement

Hardware (for on-premise runs only)

RAM

8 GB

CPU

2 Ghz processor

Software (for on-premise runs only)

Docker

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data.world specific objects (for both cloud and on-premise runs)

Dataset

You must have a ddw-catalogs dataset set up to hold your catalog files when you are done running the collector.

If you are using Catalog Toolkit , follow these instructions to prepare the datasets for collectors.



Setting up InfluxDB

The collector harvests metadata from InfluxDB using token-based authentication. This section walks you through the process of creating this user.

Important

You will use this information while setting up the collector parameters.

To set up a user for the collector:

  1. Follow the InfluxDB instructions to create a new user that the collector will use for authenticating to InfluxDB.

  2. From the InfluxDB API Tokens page, generate a new custom API Token with read permissions on the objects that will be harvested: Buckets, Telegrafs, Labels, Orgs, Tasks.