Quick NAM Probe backup and restore

Make backup copies of the NAM Probe configuration regularly. The following procedure will properly select and extract the critical monitoring configuration files. Note that a configuration can only be restored for the same NAM Probe version.

Quick backup

Backing up the current NAM Probe configuration requires:

  • An operating, fully configured NAM Probe device.
  • Installed RUM Console and a user with privileges to perform administrative tasks on the listed devices.
  • An external medium or access to another computer that is independent of the NAM Probe device.
Important

Note that the following procedures will not back up your private SSL keys used for OpenSSL decryption.

  • To back up the OpenSSL keys, back up the /usr/adlex/config/keys folder on the NAM Probe.
  • To back up the other SSL keys, refer to the SSL card manufacturer's official procedures.

To back up the current NAM Probe configuration:

  1. Open RUM Console ► Deployment ► Manage devices.
  2. Click on the NAM Probe you want to back up and select Open Configuration.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the Export Configuration.
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  4. Provide an optional file name prefix for the backup zip file. The following files will be included in the zip file: applications.xml - Global settings and software services
    avagt.xml - Network analyzer agent settings
    nfc.xml - Flow collector settings
    page2trans.xml - Sequenced transactions
    protocols.xml - Predefined software services
  5. Click OK to export the configuration to XML files and download the zipped backup file.

Quick restore

This restore procedure assumes that you have performed the Quick Backup procedure. You should have available the following:

  • An operating, fully configured NAM Probe device.
  • Installed RUM Console and a user with privileges to perform administrative tasks on the listed devices.
  • An unzipped backup file containing monitoring configuration XML files.

To restore the monitoring configuration for a single NAM Probe:

  1. Open RUM Console ► Deployment ► Manage devices.

  2. Click on the NAM Probe you want to restore and select Open Configuration.

  3. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the Import Configuration import icon icon.

  4. On the Import NAM Probe Configuration screen, select the check box for the configuration file to import and click Browse to select the XML file for a specific configuration.

    {prefix}applications.xml - Global settings and software services
    {prefix}avagt.xml - Network analyzer agent settings
    {prefix}nfc.xml - Flow collector settings
    {prefix}page2trans.xml - Sequenced transactions
    {prefix}protocols.xml - Predefined software services

  5. Click OK to import the configuration from XML files.

  6. After the configuration has been imported, click Save and Publish to broadcast the configuration to the newly upgraded NAM Probe.