This article discusses and explains the existence of log files created in a Data Collector. These are logs related to debug data and are infrequently reviewed for data.
What is the reason for the existence of this directory and its contents on the Data Collector host (default path)?
All supported DX NetOps Performance Management releases
Some details about the files found within this location:
These files can be deleted. They can be deleted without requiring any kind of Data Collector service stop/start cycle.
These files should only ever be deleted if an administrator of a CA Performance Manager installation is aware of the impact of that action. Doing so will result in the loss of discovery related messages for a device. If this loss is acceptable the file can be safely deleted to free up space.
Once more we should be aware that deleting these files causes the loss of historical discovery messaging for a device. This is data which is often necessary for the debug and troubleshooting of discovery related problems.
Upgrading an already installed DC but the reported disk size requirements per the installation seem excessive, or higher than expected? Please see Knowledge Base Article Unexpected amount of space required for DC upgrade if disk consumption issues related to these logs is a concern.