2.2. Connecting to sFlowTrend-Pro

You use sFlowTrend-Pro by connecting to it using a web browser (HTML 5 and JavaScript is required in the browser; most modern browsers will work, including Internet Explorer 9 or later, or recent versions of Safari, Firefox or Chrome). Multiple users can connect to the server allowing different people in your organization to access the data easily.

In a web browser go to the URL http://[hostname]:8087/sflowtrend for a regular connection, or https://[hostname]:8443/sflowtrend for https. The ports used can be customized as described in server.webserver.port and server.webserver.https.port. Please make sure that no firewalls are blocking these ports on the client system, the server, or in the network.

2.2.1. Connecting with the Java client

Although for ease of use, using a web browser to connect to sFlowTrend-Pro is recommended, it is also possible to use the legacy Java client. To use this, run the sFlowTrend-Pro Local Client on the same system as the service, or install and run the sFlowTrend-Pro Remote Client on another system, and connect to the system running the service.

To use the Java remote client, launch the client (using StartProgramssFlowTrend-Pro sFlowTrend-Pro remote client on Windows). The Connection dialog will be shown:

Enter the name or IP address of the server, and if you have configured user authentication to control access (see Section 13.4, “Configuring user authentication ), the user and password for the connection. If user authentication is disabled on the server, then the user name and password can be left blank and will be ignored.

The client will use TCP port 8087, by default, to connect to the server. Please make sure that no firewalls are blocking this port on the client system, the server, or in the network. If the server that you would like to connect to has been configured to use a different port (see Section 15.1, “Server custom configuration settings”), click the Advanced button, and enter the port used by the server.