Installation and Startup

     

    NetFlow Analyzer is available for Windows and Linux platforms. For information on supported versions and other specifications, look up System Requirements.

    Installing NetFlow Analyzer

    Windows:

    1. Download  NetFlow Analyzer for Windows
    2. Double-click it to start installation. Follow the instructions as they appear on screen to successfully install NetFlow Analyzer on to your machine. NetFlow Analyzer supports both, PostgreSQL and MSSQL as database. Select the database and click Next.

     

    Linux:
    1. Download NetFlow Analyzer for Linux
    2. Assign execute permission using the command: chmod a+x ManageEngine_NetFlowAnalyzer_xxxx.bin where ManageEngine_NetFlowAnalyzer_xxxx is the name of the downloaded BIN file.
    3. Execute the following command: sudo ./ManageEngine_NetFlowAnalyzer_xxxx.bin 
    4. Follow the instructions as they appear on the screen to successfully install NetFlow Analyzer on to your machine.
    Installing Linux using Console mode/ Silent mode

    This is a quick walk-through of the console mode installation of NetFlow Analyzer on a Linux box - an easy thing to do if you are working on a Windows box and want to install on a remote Linux system.

    Step 1: Execute the binary with administrator privileges (sudo) and -i console option.
     

    Manageengine NetFlow Analyzer Installation Guide - NetFlow Startup

    Manageengine NetFlow Analyzer Installation Guide - NetFlow Startup


    Step 2: Go through the license agreement and enter 'Y' to proceed. You can register for technical support by providing the required details. (Name, E-mail ID, Phone, Company Name)


    Step 3: Select the location


    Step 4: Choose the installation directory

    Manageengine NetFlow Analyzer Installation Guide - NetFlow Startup


    Step 5: Configure the Webserver and Listener Ports.

    Manageengine NetFlow Analyzer Installation Guide - NetFlow Startup 


    Step 6: Verify the installation details and press 'Enter' to complete the installation.

    Manageengine NetFlow Analyzer Installation Guide - NetFlow Startup 

      

    Tip

    During installation if you get an error message stating that the temp folder does not have enough space, try executing this command with the -is:tempdiroption, where is the absolute path of an existing directory.

    sudo ./ManageEngine_NetFlowAnalyzer_xxxx.bin -is:tempdir

    For non-x11 machines, use the following command:

    sudo ./ManageEngine_NetFlowAnalyzer_xxxx.bin -i console

    Once you have successfully installed NetFlow Analyzer, start the NetFlow Analyzer server by following the steps below.

    Starting NetFlow Analyzer

    Windows:

    Click on Start > Services > start the ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer to start the service.

    Alternatively you can navigate to the bin folder in a CMD prompt and invoke the run.bat file to start as application.

    Linux:
    Navigate to the /bin directory and execute the ./run.sh file.

    When the server is started, a command prompt window opens up showing startup information on several modules of NetFlow Analyzer. Once all the modules have been successfully created, the following message is displayed:

     

    Server started.

    Please connect your client at http://localhost:8060

     

    The default port is 8060 and it will be replaced by the port you have specified as the web server port during installation.

     

    Starting as Service

    Windows:
    If you have chosen the Start as Service option during installation, NetFlow Analyzer will run as a service on Windows.

    Linux:

     

    1. Login as root user.
    2. Navigate to the bin directory.
    3. Execute the linkAsService.sh file
    4. Then execute the command systemctl start NetFlow Analyzer service

    This starts NetFlow Analyzer as a service on Linux.