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Home > Success Center > Netflow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) > NTA 4.2.3 Administrator Guide > NTA Installation > Install the NTA Flow Storage Database

Install the NTA Flow Storage Database

Updated July 1st, 2016

Recommendations and requirements

  • To maximize performance, SolarWinds recommends storing your flow data on a server which is different from your SolarWinds NTA and SolarWinds NPM server.
  • Make sure the NTA Flow Storage Database server complies with the NTA Flow Storage Database requirements.
  • Make sure the appropriate SolarWinds NPM version is already installed on the SolarWinds NPM/SolarWinds NTA server. To install NTA Flow Storage Database, you need the appropriate hostname or IP address of the SolarWinds Orion database server, the appropriate SolarWinds Orion database name, and credentials.

Install the NTA Flow Storage Database

  1. Log in to the server where you want to store your flow data.
  2. Launch the installation file from the download location.
  3. Review the Welcome information, and click Next.
  4. Select I Would Like to Install the NTA Flow Storage Database on This Server.
  5. Enter the details for accessing the SolarWinds Orion database into the blue box:
    1. Orion database server: type a valid hostname or an IP address of the server where the Orion SQL database is installed.
    2. Orion database user name and password: enter the SQL database credentials.

      The default Orion database user name is SolarWindsOrionDatabaseUser. You specified the password in the Configuration Wizard while installing SolarWinds NPM.

    3. Select the appropriate database, and click Test Connection.
    4. Click Next to continue.
  6. If you agree, accept the license agreement, and click Next.
  7. Specify the installation folder, and click Next.
  8. Click Install.
  9. When the installation completes, click Finish.

When complete, the installation must also be run on the application server.


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