13. Configuration » Servers¶
Any server running a Wanguard component must be added under Configuration » Servers. The Console server is automatically added during installation.
To add a new server, click the [+] button from the title bar of the Configuration » Servers panel. To change the configuration of an existing server, go to Configuration » Servers and click its name.
● Server Name – A short name to help you identify the server● Server Color – The color used in graphs for this server. The default color is a random one, which can be changed by clicking the drop-down menu● Server ID – Unique identifier of the server. This id is used when exporting NFS shares● Device Group – Optional description used to group servers by location, role, etc.● IP Address – An IP address defined on the server. Can be public or private, IPv4 or IPv6● Linux Distribution – Select the Linux distribution installed on the server● Hardware Key – Read-only string used for licensing purposes. The hardware key field is updated by the WANsupervisor service when the hardware, IP or hostname changes. If the hardware key is unregistered, send it to email@example.com● Network Interfaces (optional) – The WANsupervisor service can monitor packets/s, bits/s, errors and dropped frames for each server interface. The data is available in Reports » Servers » [Server] » Server Graphs » Data Units = Server Interfaces. These stats are provided by the Linux kernel● Comments – These observations are not visible elsewhere
13.1. Distributing the Software over Multiple Servers¶
You can distribute Sensors and Filters over multiple servers if you need load distribution, geographical distribution, high-availability or redundancy:
1. Add the new server in Console, under Configuration » Servers, set the correct IP and enter a Server Name2. Install the software on the new server by following the installation instructions from the link contained in the evaluation request’s response email3. When executing /opt/andrisoft/bin/install_supervisor enter the IP of the Console server and the Console database password4. Start the WANsupervisor service on the new server5. Make sure that NTP is running on the server and that the status is OK in Reports » Devices » Overview6. During the trial period you don’t have to register any server. Outside the trial period, you have to register the server’s hardware key, which is visible in Configuration » Servers » [New Server] after starting the WANsupervisor service. Hardware registration is free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Define a new Sensor or Filter and set its Server parameter accordingly8. Start the new Sensor or Filter from Configuration » Components9. Watch the event log to see if there are any errors or warnings