Prerequisites


This is applicable for Firewall Analyzer version 7.4 (Build 7400) or earlier.

 

How to find build number?

 

In the Firewall Analyzer web client, and click the About link in the top pane. You will find the build number mentioned below the build version. This is the build number of the currently installed Firewall Analyzer.

 

This topic deals with the following pre-requisites for setting up Firewall Analyzer in your enterprise.

Ports to be Freed

Firewall Analyzer requires the following ports to be free:

 

Port Number Usage
8500 This is the default web server port. You will access the Firewall Analyzer server from a web browser using this port number. You may change this port during installation.
514, 1514 These are the default listener ports on which Firewall Analyzer listens for incoming logs exported from devices. You can add more ports on which Firewall Analyzer can listen for incoming logs.
33336 This is the port used to connect to the MySQL database in Firewall Analyzer

 

 

Look up Changing Default Ports for help on changing the default ports used by Firewall Analyzer

 

Recommended System Setup

Apart from the System Requirements, the following setup would ensure optimal performance from Firewall Analyzer:

Changing Default Ports

Changing the default MySQL port:

  1. Edit the mysql-ds.xml file present in the <FirewallAnalyzer_Home>/server/default/deploy directory.
  2. Change the port number in the following line to the desired port number:
    <connection-url>jdbc:mysql://localhost:33336/firewall</connection-url>

  3. Save the file and restart the server.

Changing the default web server port:

  1. Edit the sample-bindings.xml file present in the <FirewallAnalyzer_Home>/server/default/conf directory.
  2. Change the port number in the following line to the desired port number:
    <binding port="8500"/>
  3. Save the file and restart the server.
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