Configuring the Data Collector

After you install Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector, you can configure your data collector according to your needs.
To configure your data collector:
  1. On the main page, click , the settings button, in the top-right corner.
  2. Select General Settings.
    The General Settings page is displayed.
  3. Configure the settings from the General Settings page.
    These settings are available:
    Name
    You can edit the name of the data collector. This field is required.
    Store Data Locally
    To keep the collected data only local, enable Store Data Locally. Specify the storage location or click , the Browse for Folder button, to create or select a folder from the operating system where Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector is installed and where the collected data will be stored. Enabling local data storage may require additional disk space.

      Important:
    • If you enable Store Data Locally, Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector does not send data to the cloud and, as a result, you will not be able to see it in Analytics. Use this option only if you have other means of analyzing data.
    • Even if Store Data Locally is enabled, you must have internet connection in order for your subscription to be validated.
    • Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector does not manage your local data storage. If you enable Store Data Locally, Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector creates a series of files with the data collected from the printers, into the specified location, each time new data is collected. Delete or move unnecessary files created by Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector in the specified local data storage location.

    Current version
    The system displays the current Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector version number and build number.
    Available updates
    If an update is available and you are running Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector from the computer where it is installed, you can use the displayed download button to get the new version.
    Description
    You can enter a description for the data collector.
    Use HTTP Proxy Server
    Click , the Use HTTP Proxy Server button, to enable the proxy settings for Internet connection. Improper proxy configuration may cause connectivity issues with the cloud. If there are any connectivity issues, the system displays an offline status.
    Host Address
    Specify the IP address or the DNS name for the proxy server.
    Port
    Specify the port number for the proxy server.
    Username
    Enter a valid user name for the proxy server.
    Password
    Enter the password for the specified user name.
    Bypass/Exclude Hosts
    Specify the IP address or the DNS name for the proxy server exceptions. You can add or remove exceptions from the bypass list by using the plus or minus buttons. Each exception should be listed on a separated line.
    Important: You have access to data collector settings without authentication from the Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector host server. You must secure the local access to the computer hosting Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector, allowing access only to the authorized personnel.
  4. To save the changes, click OK.