The role of a data collector is to collect data from the enterprise network. The Control Compliance Suite can collect data from any data collection infrastructure including data collection from Agents, CSV files, or ODBC databases. The data collection is triggered through the data collection jobs. The collected data is evaluated for the standards by the data evaluator. The data evaluation jobs trigger the data evaluation of the collected data. The load balancer routes the data collection and the data evaluation jobs evenly to the configured data collectors and the data evaluators respectively.
In Control Compliance Suite 11.1 , you can perform raw-data based and message based data collection on various platforms using CCS Manager. You can configure CCS Manager or CCS Agent installed on the computers within the enterprise, to collect data.
Based on the data collection model you choose, you must complete configuration steps before actually performing data collection.
CCS 11.1 does not support NDS, NetWare, and Exchange data collectors. In case you have upgraded from previous versions of CCS to 11.0 and then to 11.1, CCS collects data from NDS, NetWare, or Exchange platforms and functions in the same manner as in the previous versions of CCS 11.0. Message based data collection is not supported for these platforms.
Perform the following procedure before configuring CCS Manager data collectors:
Install the CCS Manager. You can install the CCS Manager along with the CCS Application Server on a single computer, See Installing the CCS Suite.