Once you've installed a collector, you can start adding devices either using the new account wizard or from the devices tab if you've completed or exited the wizard. As a best practice, we recommend first adding the server you installed your collector on - this will allow you to monitor the performance of the collector.
Adding your first device:
If you're using the new account wizard: you've just installed your first collector and are being prompted to enter the DNS name or IP address of a device. If you're adding a device from the Devices tab select the 'Add' dropdown option in your devices tree. Adding a device with the wizard will ensure that your device is correctly configured for monitoring, while adding a device using the expert method will assume a correct device configuration. We recommend you use the wizard when adding your first device.
Whether you're using the new account wizard or you're using the add a device wizard, you need to enter the IP address or DNS name of your device:
If you're adding a device from the Devices tab, you will also be prompted to select a collector (if you're using the new account wizard the system will automatically select the collector you just installed as the collector for this device):
LogicMonitor will establish communication with the device using standard monitoring protocols. In order for LogicMonitor to communicate with your device, you may need to provide any passwords set for the monitoring protocols that apply to your device (e.g. the rocommunity for a Linux server). For more information see our article on defining device properties and authentication credentials:
Once communication has been established, LogicMonitor will automatically detect device information and properties and add the device to the Devices tab of your LogicMonitor account. Auto detected device properties and information will be added to the Properties table for that device. You can add additional properties to specify login credentials and custom port settings for that device. DataSources will automatically be applied to the device based on the system information discovered.
Monitoring the performance of your collector:
LogicMonitor automatically detects machines that have a collector installed on them. A set of DataSources called “Collector” will automatically populate and be used to track the tasks and performance of the LogicMonitor collector that you have installed. This is run as a java application.
The following demonstrations show how to add a device using the new account setup wizard and from the Devices tab of your account: