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Integration of the Barac collector into Endace

Integration of the Barac collector into Endace

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Deploying the Barac collector into Endace

*NB: These instructions only have relevance to the installation of the barac collector, not the ETV platform*

Step 1 – Convert the baracCollector image to the qcow2:

  • The tool being used is qmeu-utils
  • NB: Endace doesn’t support ovf, ova, vmdk or vdi formatting
  • Using qmeu-utils, convert the baracCollector image from its current format into the qcow2 format

Step 2 – Upload the image to the Endace volume:

  • Create a web server:
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  • Prepare the collector image to the upload
  • Upload the collector image

Step 3 – Create the VM and deploy the baracCollector image:

  • Check the Endace volumes
  • Deploy the VM

*Below you can see how to add a new VM using the Endace web UI as well as the VM details*

  • Associate the vdags (virtual DAG) to the VM

*Below you can see the status of any current DAG cards through the use of the Endace Web UI*

  • Assign the 2nd vdag to the VM using the command:

virt vm BaracIoCollector vdag 17


*Below you can see the “DAG setup” screen as it would be presented in the Endace Web UI*

  • Create the data pipe “BaracIoCollector” using the command:

erfstream pipe BaracIoCollector source dag dagmod.1.a   sink vdag vdag.BaracIoCollector.1 enable

  • As a result of this the packets will be sent from the dag of Endace into the vdag of the VM

Step 4 – Power on the VM and Access to the console of the collector:

*NB: The barac collector must be powered on manually after the endace has been powered on*

  • Text Method – Do so using the command:

virt vm BaracIoCollector power on connect-console text

  • Graphic Method – SSH X11 forwarding must be allowed on the appliance and enabled
    • Use the commands:
      • barac(config)# ssh server x11-forwarding enable
      • barac(config)# ssh server port 22 
      • barac(config)# ssh server tcp-forwarding enable
  • Using a Linux Machine:  ssh admin@86.148.214.168 -X  
  • Using a Windows Machine:
    • 1) Install and start an X server on Microsoft Windows (Xming or VcXsrv … ) 
  • 2) Use putty to access to the endace. Make sure the boxes are checked
  • Using the command:

Network Interfaces

Now that the barac collector has been integrated into the network successfully. You can view the status of each network interface in the Endace Web UI, it should look as follows:

Conclusion

This is the end of the Barac-Endace integration steps. Please note that these current steps are as of 1st October 2019 and are subject to change in accordance with any updates to Barac and Endace. For more information please visit the following websites:

Barac: https://barac.io/

Endace: https://www.endace.com/