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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.



Hardware (for on-premise runs only)

Note: The following specs are based upon running one collector process at a time. Please adjust the hardware if you are running multiple collectors at the same time.


8 GB


2 Ghz processor

Software (for on-premise runs only)


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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.


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.