After you log in as an administrator, you can install the for Traffic Flows from Centralized Management.


  • Determine whether you need a SolutionPack license file by checking the feature names and expiration dates listed in Centralized Management > License Management. If not listed, obtain a license by completing a Support Request (SR) form, which is available on the Online Support website at

  • Make sure the core modules, such as the Module-Manager, are up-to-date on all servers since not all module dependencies are validated during the SolutionPack installation. See the Service Assurance Suite Installation and Configuration Guide for M&R for more information.
  • The M&R platform is updated to 6.8u5 and later.
  • Obtain the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or IP address for one or more servers depending on your deployment.
  • Obtain available unique network port numbers for one or more Traffic Flow listener configurations. If you are using a privileged port on UNIX systems, make sure to run the service as root.
  • Consider the type of deployment: single server or distributed. For a single server deployment, the SolutionPack for Traffic Flows components are installed on the same server. For a distributed deployment, the minimum components on two servers are: Central Database and Reports on one server, and the Distributed Collector on a second server. Or, install each component on different servers. In a typical distributed deployment, Reports is installed on the M&R Frontend server, Distributed Collector is installed on a server which is the target of traps or traffic flows, and Central Database is installed on a server with sufficient space for the database. Distributed Collector and Central Database blocks cannot reside on the same server.


  1. Log in to the M&R platform with your user name and password.
    For example, https://Frontend-hostname:58443/APG
  2. Select Administration.
  3. Select Centralized Management.
  5. Select the Traffic Flows in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks screen.
  6. Read the summary information and click Install.
  7. Accept the default instance name (generic-traffic-flow) or type a new name.
  8. Select the server for each component.
    Deployment type Components
    Single server Select or type the fully qualified host name of the same server for both components:
    • Combined Collector & Database
    • Reports

    Select Will not be installed for the Central Database and Distributed Collector components.

    Distributed deployment Select or type the fully qualified host name of the server for these components:
    • Central Database
    • Distributed Collector
    • Reports

    Select Will not be installed for the Combined Collector & Database component.

    Distributed Collector and Central Database blocks cannot reside on the same server.

    Click Next.
  9. Complete the field entries for the screens, depending on your deployment.
    Click the question mark icon to access field-level help.
    Click Next after you complete each screen.
  10. Click Install after you complete the last screen.
    The installation process begins.
  11. Select the maximize arrow next to each component to view the installation process.
    When the installation successfully completes, green checkmarks appear.
  12. Select Centralized Management > SolutionPack to verify the installed SolutionPack.

What to do next

Perform the post-installation tasks.