With Dell Storage Manager (DSM) 2016 and later, services that run on the Data Collector server have become a critical piece of infrastructure in the storage area network. Not only is the Data Collector server used for daily administration and troubleshooting, but it also contains services that require high availability. 

This guide discusses high-level techniques and strategies for protecting the DSM Data Collector server from outages, reduce risk, and promote high uptime of its critical storage services.