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eSight V300R009C00 Single-Node System Software Installation Guide (SUSE Linux) 09

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Network Traffic Collector Server Installation Plan

Network Traffic Collector Server Installation Plan

This topic describes how to plan installation information, such as the IP address, host name, and password, to help correctly install NTC server when the NTC is deployed on a different host from the eSight server.


eSight supports only one network traffic collector.

Host Name Planning

Table 5-13 Host name list




NTC server host name


To ensure that the eSight can run properly, host name planning must comply with the following rules and restrictions:

  • Be unique on the live network.
  • Contain letters (A to Z, or a to z), digits (0 to 9), or hyphens (-) and start with a letter.
  • Be case-sensitive.
  • Contain at least two characters.
  • Contain no more than 24 characters.

Network Port Planning

Table 5-14 Network port list




2288H V5 server

  • Network port 1: NTC server's service network port used to connect managed devices and the web client.
  • Network port 2/3/4 and extended network port: standby service network ports.
  • Mgmt: Huawei server's iBMC maintenance network port

The network port numbers shown in this figure may be different from those displayed in the operating system. After the server is powered on, disconnect network cables and check the virtual network ports whose network connections are lost to determine the mapping between physical network ports on the server and network ports displayed in the operating system.

IP Address Planning

Table 5-15 IP address list




System IP address

Network port 1

  • IP address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • Default gateway:
  • The static IP address must be used.
  • The IP address must be unique on the live network.
  • You can plan only one IP address for one network interface. It is not allowed to plan or set multiple IP addresses for the same network interface.
  • The NTC server can communicate with managed devices.
  • The NTC server can communicate with the eSight server.
  • The iBMC IP address and system IP address can be located either on the same network segment or on different network segments.

Network port 2/3/4 and extended network port


iBMC IP address

  • IP address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • Default gateway:

Installation Path Planning

Table 5-16 Installation path list




NTC installation path


  • Installation paths for the distributed node software of the NTC and the software on the eSight server must be the same.
  • The NTC software cannot be installed in the root directory.
  • The NTC installation directory and its absolute path must contain only letters, digits, or underscores. The absolute path must begin with digits or underscores and cannot contain more than 50 characters.

User Name and Password Planning

Table 5-17 User and password list


Default Password


SUSE Linux administrator user root


root is a default Linux OS user. It has the highest operation rights of the OS. The root user can control all OS resources, create users, assign rights to the users, and use all the functions provided by the OS. In addition, the root user can install or uninstall the eSight server application.

SUSE Linux network management user ossuser


Theossuser account, automatically created by the eSight, performs routine operation and maintenance (O&M) for the eSight server. The ossuser user can remotely log in to the server through SSH and upload or download files through SFTP. In the distributed deployment scenario, the ossuser user is an administrator account used to monitor and maintain distributed servers. It can be also used to back up and restore data on the slave node through the maintenance tool.


Each user must have a unique password.

The password setting must comply with the following rules:

  • The password cannot contain the user name in normal or reverse order.
  • The password ranges from 8 to 32 characters.
  • No character can exceed 3 occurrences in the password.
  • The password must contain at least one uppercase letter (A to Z), lowercase letter (a to z) and digit (0 to 9).

Time Zone and Time Planning

Table 5-18 Time zone and time list




Time zone


The time zone must be the same as that set in the eSight server.



The time must be the same as that set in the eSight server.

Port Planning

Refer to the eSight Communication Matrix to know the port numbers used by NTC.

If unrelated software is installed on the NTC server, port conflicts may occur, preventing the normal NTC operation.

RAID Planning for Servers

  • If the server is not the default one delivered for eSight, select a proper RAID type based on the number of hard disks configured on the server and Table 5-19. For details about how to plan and configure the RAID, see the server guide.
    Table 5-19 RAID configuration rules

    Disk Quantity



    RAID 1


    RAID 5


    RAID 5 + HotSpare

  • The following describes the RAID planning for standard RH5885H V3 servers and 2288H V5 servers:

    Two disks are configured for standard Huawei 2288H V5 servers.

    Eight disks are configured for standard Huawei RH5885H V3 servers.

    Table 5-20 RAID planning for standard eSight servers

    Server Type



    2288H V5

    0 and 1

    RAID 1

    RH5885H V3


    RAID 5



Disk Planning for Server

Table 5-21 Server disk partition list

Partition Type

Partition Name

File System

Size (GB)


Primary partition




Root directory for installing the operating system.

Primary partition




Swap partition.

Primary partition



1 GB

Boot partition.

Logical partition



10 GB

Partition for storing temporary files.

Logical partition



1 GB

Home directory of the operating system user.

Logical partition



20 GB

Partition for storing the dynamic data of the daemon process and other system service processes.

Logical partition



10 GB

Partition for storing system logs.

Logical partition



10 GB

Partition for storing auditd logs.

Logical partition



Remaining disk space

Partition for installing the Oracle database and eSight.

Updated: 2019-05-17

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