Observer Analyzer : Expert Probe Software : Connecting to a Probe
   
Connecting to a Probe
 
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How to change the monitored network adapter
Connecting to a probe for the first time from Observer
Connecting the Multi Probe or Expert Probe to an Observer
Connecting to a probe instance from an Observer analyzer
Connecting the probe to an Observer
Created: 2016-02-28   Revised: 2016-03-07
You can connect to a probe from multiple direction: from or to a different Observer analyzer, to its own probe instance (connect to itself), and change the network adapter that is monitored on each probe instance.
How to change the monitored network adapter
Revised: 2016-09-20
If your probe has multiple network cards in it, you can choose which card you want to monitor.
This section applies to all probes and all versions of them, including Single Probe, Multi Probe, and Expert Probe on VIAVI or third party hardware.
Note: If you have a network card in your system, but it is not being seen or recognized by Observer, follow the instructions in No network adapter available.
Tip! If you are seeing only broadcast traffic, you do not have the correct network card selected or you do not have your switch port configured correctly as a SPAN/mirror port. Change the network adapter you are monitoring or configure the SPAN/mirror port.
When choosing the monitored adapter from within Observer for all probe versions:
1. In the probes list, select the probe instance.
2. Choose Setup > Select NIC.
The Select Network Adapter window appears.
3. Select the network adapter you want to monitor, and click Select.
When choosing the monitored adapter on the probe for Multi Probe and Expert Probe:
1. Click Adapters and Redirection.
2. Select your probe instance and click Configure Adapter/Redirection.
The Edit Probe Instance window appears.
3. In the Selected Network Adapter area, change the network card you are monitoring.
 
The probe instance is now using the newly selected adapter.
 
Connecting to a probe for the first time from Observer
1. Click the File tab, and click Setup > Redirect Probe Instance(s).
2. Click New to add the probe to the Probe Administration and Redirection list.
3. Type the IP address that you assigned to the probe and click OK. You may leave the other fields blank. If you type a name, the name will change after Observer connects to the probe. The probe appears in the list of available probes.
4. Select the probe and then click Redirect Selected Probe.
5. Select the probe instance and click Redirect Selected Instance.
6. Choose the “Redirect to this Observer” option, then click the Redirect button. Within 30 seconds the probe will connect with the analyzer.
Probe redirection can be password protected or disabled. Please see Connecting the Multi Probe or Expert Probe to an Observer for details. If the probe is not connecting, see A probe is not connecting to the analyzer or vice versa. After the probe is connected, see Configuring the probe’s adapter speed, ToS/QoS precedence, and statistics sampling.
7. Close the Probe Instance Redirection window.
 
 
Connecting the Multi Probe or Expert Probe to an Observer
Prerequisite: Multi or Expert Probe.
There are two ways to connect the probe to an Observer. The method described here is from the perspective of the probe. All actions are done on the probe itself.
If you are in Observer and want to connect to a probe, see .
Each probe instance can be connected to only one Observer at a time. Connecting the probe instance with the analyzer is called “redirecting” it. This is because the probe instance may not be connected to any Observer or it may be connected to a different Observer than the one you want to connect it to. The connection can be done from within the analyzer or from the probe. This section describes how to redirect a probe instance from the probe and assumes that the probe software is running and that you already have a probe instance.
1. Click the Adapters and Redirection tab.
2. Select the probe instance you want to redirect and click the Configure Adapter/Redirection button at the top. The Edit Probe Instance window opens.
3. Select the “Redirect to a specified IP address or DNS name” option and provide the IP address or DNS name. When the probe instance is connected the “Redirected to” column lists the IP address of Observer system. If the probe is not connecting, see A probe is not connecting to the analyzer or vice versa.
4. After the probe is connected, see Configuring the probe’s adapter speed, ToS/QoS precedence, and statistics sampling.
 
 
Connecting to a probe instance from an Observer analyzer
Prerequisite: Multi or Expert Probe.
Probe instances can be redirected from one Observer to another or disconnected from any analyzer. This is done from Observer .
1. Click the File tab, and click Setup > Redirect Probe Instance(s).
2. Select the probe instance you want to redirect and click the Redirect Selected Probe Instance button at the bottom. The Edit Probe Instance window opens.
3. If this is the first time you are connecting to the probe from Observer , you must add the probe to your list. See Connecting to a probe for the first time from Observer.
4. If the probe is not connecting, Probe redirection might be password protected or disabled. Please see Connecting the Multi Probe or Expert Probe to an Observer for details. If the probe is not connecting, see A probe is not connecting to the analyzer or vice versa.
5. After the probe is connected, see Configuring the probe’s adapter speed, ToS/QoS precedence, and statistics sampling.
 
 
Connecting the probe to an Observer
There are two ways to connect the probe to an Observer. The method described here shows you from the perspective of the probe. The second way is described in Connecting the Multi Probe or Expert Probe to an Observer. All actions are done on the probe itself.
1. Choose Options > Probe Redirection Settings. The Probe Redirection Settings dialog opens.
2. Use Table to complete the settings. If the probe is not connecting, see A probe is not connecting to the analyzer or vice versa.
Observer IP address
Type the address of Observer you want this probe to connect to.
Allow Probe redirection for remote users
Allows remote users to redirect the probe to their Observer. If you want the probe to be able to connect to only one Observer, leave this option unchecked.
User name
By default any user can connect to the probe and no password is required.
Password
Password for the user account.
3. After the probe is connected, see Configuring the probe’s adapter speed, ToS/QoS precedence, and statistics sampling.