The collector capacity is based on the brick size. The data source that you can add to a collector is depended on the capacity of the collector (VMs and flows).
You can scale up each collector to Extra-Large size. You can add multiple data sources to a collector based on the supported collector capacity. However, you cannot add same data source to multiple collectors.
Scaling up Scenarios for the Collectors
|Scenarios||Action to perform|
|2000 VMs in a VMware vCenter||Install one medium collector VM. Add the VMware vCenter to this collector.|
|1000 VMs in VMware vCenter1 and 2000 VMs in VMware vCenter2 (all of them are in one data center)||
Install one medium collector VM. Add both VMware vCenters to this collector.
|1000 VMs in VMware vCenter1 (data center1) and 2000 VMs in VMware vCenter2 (data center2)||
Install one medium collector VM in each data center. Add VMware vCenter1 to a collector VM in same data center and Add VMware vCenter2 to a collector VM in its data center.
|VM count exceeds 4000, active flows exceeds 2.5 Million.||Convert your collector VM from
|9,000 VMs in VMware vCenter1 without flows (data center1).||Install one large collector VM. Add this VMware vCenter to the collector.|
|VM count is less than or equal to 10000, but the active flow exceeds 5 million.||Convert your collector VM from
|Two VMware vCenters, VMware vCenter1 has 10000 VMs and 9 million active flows, and VMware vCenter2 has 10000 VMs and 4 million active flows.||
|One VMware vCenter that runs 10000 VMs and 9 million active flows.||Install one
For information on adding a VMware vCenter server, see the Add VMware vCenter Server topic.