Docker Data Collector

For the Ad Astra Apps, clients will set up Docker Data Collector on their servers to collect and push data to Ad Astra. 


Clients must have a server or virtual machine with these requirements:

  • Linux OS with Docker Engine installed; latest Ubuntu or CentOS recommended
  • Network Connectivity to Student Information System (SIS)
  • Outbound network connection to
    • Please see Network Diagram below
  • Minimum System Requirements:
Cores: 2
RAM: 16 GB
Disk Space: 15 GB


Installation Steps

  1. Install Docker Engine
    • See Docker Engine install instructions based on your chosen distro.
      • For Oracle Linux 8 or 9 linux distro
        • You may install podman from the AppStream repository.
        • #dnf install-y podman
        • Substitute podman in the commands below where you see docker
    • (Optional) Review Docker Engine post-install steps for applicable changes you may want to make.
    • NOTE: There should be no reason to configure TLS support for inbound connection - we don't expose any inbound ports currently. 
  2. Verify network connectivity to SSIS and
  3. Install Data Collector via Docker Engine

    Example Docker Engine command to install data collector: 
  4. An Ad Astra team member will supply credential information below:
    • TOKEN
    • ID
    • LABEL
  5. Ad Astra occasionally updates the Data Collector Docker Engine Container and recommends you periodically `Docker Engine pull` and restart the Data Collector Agent. One option is to use `Watchtower` to automatically update the Data Collector container to the latest version:


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