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Installing the IP/MPLSView Distributed Database and Traffic Data Collector

 

This topic describes how to install the MariaDB database on a different machine from the IP/MPLSView server.

The wandl user on the database server needs to be able to auto-login to the wandl user on the IP/MPLSView application server. For this to happen, the database server public key (id_rsa.pub) must be present in the IP/MPLSView application server authorized keys (~wandl/.ssh/authorized_keys). Do this for the wandl user (not root user). Copy over the public key to the remote server .ssh/authorized_keys file to enable automatic login. Only one-way SSH from the traffic collector to the IP/MPLSView server is needed in this case.

For more information about public keys, see Installing the Rsync Package and Automating SSH Login.

During the installation of the IP/MPLSView application server, configure the settings for the Distributed Database under IP/MPLSView Server IP Address Settings. After the database and the IP/MPLSView application server are installed, the database server should be started before starting the IP/MPLSView application server.

To install the MariaDB distributed database:

  1. Verify that Rsync is installed on the database server using the following command:
  2. If Rsync is not installed, install it by using the following script as the root user:
  3. Switch to the root user.
  4. Change directory to the installation server directory, and use the install script.

    The install script prompts you to shut down all servers.

  5. Accept the default to shut down the servers.

    The install script prompts you to enter the directory where the software should be installed.

  6. Enter the directory path. For example:

    The install script prompts you to confirm that you want to install in that directory.

  7. Accept the default.

    The install script prompts you to enter the directory where the data is stored.

  8. Enter the directory where you want the data to be stored or accept the default. The default is:

    The install script displays General Settings, MariaDB Settings, and Aggregation Settings.

  9. Change the settings if necessary, then accept the settings to continue.

    The install script prompts you to install Rsync.

  10. Accept the default.
  11. After a few minutes, the install script prompts you to update the link to the /u/wandl directory.
  12. Accept the default.
  13. The install script completes and prompts you to start the database server.

To install the distributed Traffic Collector:

  1. Switch to the admin user (wandl).
  2. Change directory to the installation server directory, and use the install script.

    Follow the installation instructions as they appear on the screen.