Data Collector Configuration

You can edit the Data Collector configuration file, $SDC_CONF/, to configure properties such as the host name and port number and account information for email alerts.

You can protect sensitive data in Data Collector configuration properties by storing the data in an external location and then using functions provided with the StreamSets expression language to retrieve the data. You can also reference information in an environment variable.

You can define runtime properties in Data Collector configuration properties or in a separate file. For more information, see Runtime Properties.
Important: When you use Cloudera Manager to install Data Collector, you must use Cloudera Manager to configure Data Collector properties and environment. Manual changes to the Data Collector properties or environment files are not recognized by Cloudera Manager. For more information, see Configuring Data Collector with Cloudera Manager.