We have an existing environment with 100+ servers sending data to IDX. We never had a DS before and now we want to introduce DS so that it's easier to manage the client.
What are the things I consider before I start planning? Which config files I should be worried about getting overwritten when I add the existing UF as client to my DS.
I have two main hints before starting this job:
1) make a very accurate planning of your Serverclasses:
This operation is very very important to avoid to have too many ServerClasses and heavy management..
Remember that the apps non listed in ServerClasses will be deleted from the servers!
2) create at least one TA (called e.g. TA_Forwarders) that contain only three files:
the number of TA_Forwarders depends on your architecture: you need at least one TA, but you could have more of them if you have Heavy Forwarders as concentrators.
If possible, delete (e.g. using a script) the actual outputs.conf.