You can deploy a remote data collector to enable remote data collection from geographically distributed endpoints.

Note

To deploy the remote data collector, deselect the Enable Server option while deploying vRealize Business for Cloud . By default, the vRealize Business for Cloud deployment process embeds a data collector.

The data collector interacts with vCenter Server, vCloud Director, EMC Storage Resource Manager (SRM), and public cloud instances (AWS, vCloud Air), and pushes the data to the vRealize Business for Cloud server.

Note

Azure is not a part of remote data collection, so you cannot add an Azure account from the remote data collector.