Chapter 12. Running sFlowTrend-Pro as a service

Table of Contents

12.1. Introduction
12.2. Installation
12.2.1. Using the interactive installer
12.2.2. Installing with a Debian or RPM package
12.2.3. Notes on installing sFlowTrend-Pro as a service under Linux
12.2.4. Memory configuration for the sFlowTrend-Pro service
12.2.5. Configuring https certificates
12.3. Connecting to a server
12.4. Connecting to a server using a web browser
12.5. Connecting to a server using Java Web Start

12.1. Introduction

sFlowTrend-Pro includes an option that allows it to be run as a service. When this option is chosen, data is collected continuously, regardless of whether you are logged in to the system or have the user interface active. When running as a service, sFlowTrend-Pro is split into two parts: the server, which is responsible for collecting and analysing sFlow data; and the client, which is used to view the data and create charts. By running sFlowTrend-Pro in this way, you can be sure of continuous data collection, and allow different people in your organisation to access the data easily.

Two clients are available, one which is used to access the server running on the same system as the client; and another optional client which can access data on a remote system.

When you purchase or request an evaluation of sFlowTrend-Pro you must choose the option of running sFlowTrend-Pro as a service. If you initially chose to run sFlowTrend-Pro as an application, but would now like to change to the service option, please submit a support request http://www.myinmon.com.

To allow the sFlowTrend-Pro server to receive sFlow from the devices that you are monitoring, the incoming sFlow data must be allowed to pass through any firewalls. When running as a service, host firewall configuration can be confusing, since the firewall configuration must correspond to the user that the service is running as. See Section 14.2.4, “What firewall requirements does sFlowTrend-Pro have?” if you are having difficulty in receiving sFlow.