Endpoint data collection runs automatically every 4 hours, but IaaS administrators can manually start endpoint data collection at any time for endpoints that do not require proxy agents.

The Data Collection page provides information on the status and age of data collections and allows you to manually start a new endpoint data collection.


Log in to vRealize Automation as an IaaS administrator.


  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Endpoints.
  2. Click in the row of the endpoint that you want to data collect.

    The endpoint row highlights and the Actions icon becomes available.

  3. Do one of the following steps, depending on the selected endpoint type and its available Actions menu options.
      1. Click Actions > Data Collection.

        The endpoint name and status information is displayed.

      2. Click Start.

      1. Click Actions > View Compute Resources.

        This action opens the Compute Resources page.

      2. Hover over the compute resource name and select Data Collection from the available menu.

      3. Click Request Now.

      4. Click OK.

      The endpoint name and status information is displayed.

  4. (Optional) Click Refresh to receive an updated message about the status of the data collection action.
  5. Click Cancel to return to the Endpoints page.