12.3. Connecting to a server

If you installed the remote client, you can use this to connect to a remote server. Launch the client (using StartProgramssFlowTrend-Pro sFlowTrend-Pro remote client ). 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 13.6, “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, “Custom configuration”), click the Advanced button, and enter the port used by the server.

If the connection is lost between the client and the server, the client will try to reconnect several times. If it cannot connect, then it will show an error message and exit. Even though the client has been disconnected, the server continues to collect data as before, unless of course the server was stopped.