I feel like a total noob for asking this, but I've got two questions:
1) has anyone here managed to get Ostinato working correctly? I've followed the User Guide
to the letter, and I *think* I've done everything correctly, but I can never get port one to go into the Transmit state, and all I ever see is a trickle of packets for the default port 7878.
To make a long story short, I'm attempting to get it to primarily create a large stream of BGP packets, as well as tLDP, NTP, and RSTP streams. I've been testing out the latest NTA eval for Solarwinds NPM12, but since I can't ever seem to get the Top 5 AS charts to ever display any data (despite manually manipulate a decent sized amount of virtual machines in different Private AS).
I've wasted a good amount of time trying to get this to work, and am drawing a blank at this point.
2) By necessity, I've been running Solarwinds NPM12 + NTA 4.2 in a Win2K8 R2 VM I created in Workstation Pro 12.1. Every single time I shut the VM down, and then restart it, The Orion Web Console gives this error
when I try to access it. The only reliable way I've found to fix it, is to use the Orion Service Manager to Shutdown Everything (President Madagascar style), restart everything, and then open up control panel -> Uninstall Programs, scroll down to the Solarwinds Orion Network Performance Monitor v12 program, right-click it, and choose "repair". Once that completes, then it works again. I've made no changes to anything on the Win2K8 server, and it's always set to the same IP address on vmnet2.
If I just try the repair process w/o using the Orion Server Manager, sometimes it'll work, but other times it'll generate a new error, this time involving the SQL server.
I also tried this in the latest Virtualbox (blech!), and it exhibited the same behavior.
If anyone has run NPM12 in a virtual environment, could you kindly share what I can do to eliminate this issue?