About the Remote Collector Management Agent

Many Historian users use collectors to collect data from data sources or servers. Typically, these collectors are distributed geographically, and so, accessing them can be challenging and not cost-effective. To overcome this challenge, the Remote Collector Management agent provides the ability to manage collectors remotely.

Advantages of using this agent:
  • Accessing a collector machine physically to manage the collector is no longer required.
  • Security is enabled. That is, only members of the iH Security Admins, iH Tag Admins, and the iH Collector Admins security groups can manage the collectors remotely.
  • Works with the older versions of collectors as well (V5.5 and later).


The following diagram provides the workflow of Remote Collector Management. The green lines indicate the initial, one-time steps. The red lines indicate the steps performed every time you want to manage the collector remotely.

  • This agent works only for collectors that send data to an on-premises Historian server.
  • Managing the file collector is not supported.
  • After installing Remote Management Agents, if you install a new collector, you must manually start it for the first time. This is to establish a connection between the collector and the Remote Collector Management agent. From the next time, you can manage the collector remotely.