Install Collectors Using the Installer

About this task

After you install collectors, the following artefacts will be available:
  • Executable files: These files are required to add a collector instance.
  • The Remote Collector Management agent: Provides the ability to manage collectors remotely.
Using Configuration Hub, you will then add a collector instance and begin using the collector.
This topic describes how to install collectors using a GUI-based installer. You can also intall them at a command prompt.


  1. Run the InstallLauncher.exe file.
  2. Select Install Collectors.
    The welcome page appears.
  3. Select Next.
    The license agreement appears.
  4. Select the Accept check box, and then select Next.
    The default installation drive appears.

  5. If needed, modify the installation drive, and then select Next.
    The data directory page appears.

  6. If needed, change the folder for storing the collector log files, and then select Next.
    The destination Historian server page appears.

  7. Provide the credentials of the Windows user account of the destination Historian server to which you want Remote Management Agent to connect, and then select Next.

    These details are required for Remote Collector Manager to connect to Historian to manage the collectors remotely. If the Historian server and collectors are installed on the same machine, and if strict collector authentication is disabled, you need not provide these details; by default, the machine name of the local Historian server is considered. If, however, they are installed on different machines, or if strict collector authentication is enabled, you must provide the credentials of the Historian server user.

  8. Select Yes.
    A message appears, stating that you are ready to install collectors.
  9. Select Install.
    The installation begins.
  10. When you are prompted to reboot your system, select Yes.
    The collector executable files are installed.

What to do next

  1. Ensure that the Windows user that you have specified while installing collectors is added to the iH Security Admins and iH Collector Admins groups.
  2. Enable trust for a client certificate for Configuration Hub.
  3. Enable trust for a self-signed certificate on Chrome.
  4. Import an issuer certificate.

You are now ready to use Configuration Hub. To add and manage collector instances, you can use Configuration Hub or Remote Collector Management. For instructions specific to setting up the iFIX collector and the iFIX Alarms and Events collector, refer to Working with iFIX Collectors.