MetricsView Collectors are used to gather data such as Windows Performance Counters (WPC) from your computers. Collectors are set up on the Dotcom-Monitor website to be used as the monitoring target for MetricsView monitoring tasks.
After creating a MetricsView collector, you must assign the collector to an agent that is installed on your network. Once a collector has been assigned to an agent, you can then create a monitoring task to monitor the collector. If you create a collector that is not assigned to an agent, then the collector will be considered DOWN, due to no data being recorded. Because of this, If you turn on downtime alerts for a collector, we recommend installing the agent, and assigning a collector to an agent within a short period of time, or you will risk triggering a downtime alert. You can adjust downtime alert settings by editing a collector.