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Installing the Remote Collection Server

 

The collection server package should be installed on each remote collection server. During the installation of the remote collection server, the IP address of the central parsing server should be entered. The central parsing server is also installed. During the installation of the central parsing server, the IP addresses of the remote collection servers should be entered. This section discusses how to install the remote collection server.

To install the remote collection server package:

  1. Log in as the root user, browse to the jump directory, and install the remote collection server package.
    # ./installcollection.sh
  2. Enter the user ID. The default is wandl.
  3. Enter the group ID. The default is staff.
  4. Enter the directory where you want to install the server. For example, /home/wandl/collection.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts until the configuration setting menu appears.
  6. Configuration settings should be set at the prompt to modify entries for the central parsing server. Enter the menu items to add the IP address of the central parsing server.
  7. Use default values for the remaining settings.
  8. Accept these values and enter y to continue the installation.
  9. Enter y to install the Traffic Data Collector package.
  10. Switch out of root user to the user ID given in Step 2. Start the remote collection server.
    > /u/wandl/bin/startup_collection

Example Installation

The following example is a remote collection server installation run by the root user ID for a first-time installation. In this example, 10.0.0.5 is the IP address of the remote collection server being installed, and 192.168.1.3 is the IP address of the application server.

# ./installcollection.sh