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To manually change the management collector for a device, complete the following:

  1. Click the device IP address to open the Device Viewer.
  2. Under Settings & Status, click General Settings.
  3. In the Management Address drop-down list, select the desired collector.


    Sometimes the Management Address drop-down list is not available. This is due to the fact that unassigned VRFs are present in the network the device belongs to. If that happens, click the system health statuses message at the top of the window. In the System Health window that appears, click either Unassigned VRF or Network Editor link and assign VRFs for such device. After that, the Management Address drop-down list becomes available in the Device Viewer.

  4. Click Update.

After you manually set the management collector for the device, the automatic collector selection algorithm does not apply anymore.