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Install a licensed copy of SolarWinds NTA

NTA Getting Started Home

Updated: September 13, 2017

Follow the recommendations and steps below to install and configure SolarWinds NTA.

Minimum system requirements used during evaluation are not sufficient for a production environment.

Before you begin

As your database size increases with the addition of more flow-enabled devices, consider first collecting NetFlow data on one or two interfaces for a period of time to understand the memory requirements of your installation. Add more interfaces to ensure that your database scales as needed.

Install SolarWinds NTA

  1. Log in to the server on which you installed SolarWinds NPM.
  2. Launch the installation file from the download location.
  3. Review the Welcome information, and click Next.
  4. Select the configuration SolarWinds NPM/NTA and SolarWinds NTA Flow Storage Database on Two Separate Servers, and click Next.
  5. Enter the SolarWinds NTA Flow Storage Database server host name or IP address, and click Test Connection.
  6. If you agree, accept the license agreement, and click Next.
  7. Click Install.
  8. When the installation completes, click Finish.

If your license includes additional pollers or additional web consoles, see Install an additional poller and web console.

Configure the Orion Server and database

In the final step of the installation process, the system establishes a connection between the Orion application server (primary SolarWinds NPM and SolarWinds NTA server) and the Orion database, and configures the database and the application.

The Configuration wizard configures the SolarWinds NTA module to interact with your underlying SolarWinds NPM database, NTA Flow Storage Database, website, and services.

  1. If the Configuration wizard does not start automatically, start the Configuration wizard in the Orion Configuration and Auto-Discovery folder.
  2. Review the Welcome text, and click Next.
  3. Select SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Service in the Service Settings window, and click Next.
  4. Specify a path to your SolarWinds NTA Flow Storage Database or click Browse to navigate to the location.
    • The path should contain only ASCII characters.
    • The defined folder should be located on a dedicated local NTFS drive, not on the system drive.
  5. Enter an absolute path for storing your backups into the Backup NTA Flow Storage Database Data File Path field or click Browse to navigate to the location.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Review the configuration summary, and click Next.
  8. Click Finish.

After you complete the installation and configuration steps, discover your network and set up your flow environment.

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