Using the NAM Probe CentOS OVA

Dynatrace provides you with the VMWare OVA package with the pre-configured machine running a NAM Probe hosted on the latest supported CentOS Linux.

Get it from NAM Downloads. Be sure you select the CentOS file.

We update the package with every NAM update.

VMware support

The NAM Probe CentOS OVA is compatible with VMWare ESXi version 5.1 or newer. We do NOT support other platforms at the moment.

Resources

To be able to start the NAM Probe, the minimal resources pool you need to reserve for the machine is 2 CPU cores and 8 GB RAM.

Note that this will not allow you to perform any serious production monitoring. Follow standard Hardware Recommendations to learn how to configure your virtual machine in terms of CPU and RAM.

Network interfaces

The virtual machine contained in the OVA package is pre-configured to use 5 network interfaces:

  • 1 communication port, configured to obtain the IP address through DHCP.
    Once you connect the machine to the network, the NAM Probe should be running and ready to communicate with other NAM components.
  • 4 capture ports configured to use the vmnet custom driver.
    Four ports should be enough for most monitoring scenarios. If you need more, modify the virtual machine configuration and perform the standard Interface identification using the rtminst tool.

Logging on to the machine

The machine uses the following credentials:

root/adlex

Deploying the OVA in your environment

Follow the VMWare instructions to deploy the template.

For the best performance, we recommend to deploy the NAM Probe CentOS OVA on the ESXi host as close as possible to the environment you would like to monitor, preferably on the same host.