The configuration data collection process of DocCloud Base is based on specific configuration data collection modules, which are automatically deployed and maintained on demand, when configuration data is collected.
Server and Service configuration data is collected through specific Configuration Data Collection Modules, of which there are four types.
- Standard Server Modules, have the capability to collect configuration data from a given server, on which it is run. These modules are made available to mainstream servers and server bound services, such as Windows Server, Hyper-V Host and DNS Service.
- Standard Service Modules, have the capability to collect configuration data from a service running across multiple servers. These modules are made available to mainstream services, such as Active Directory Domain Services, Failover clustering and Hyper-V Virtual Machines.
- Generic Modules, have the capability to collect configurable configuration data from a given server or application, on which it is run. These modules allow for the DocCloud user to configure a desired data area, such as a Registry Key or a Filesystem folder path from which to collect data, effectively building simple custom data collection modules.
- Custom Collection Modules, will have the capability to query specific APIs and collect data, which are not accessible through Standard or Generic modules. These modules are developed directly for the DocCloud customer, and will be made available exclusively to the individual customer. Development of these modules are not covered by the standard license.