OpenSTA -- help with creating a collector
I have just started playing with OpenSTA and have run into a problem on certain servers. When I attempt to create a collector on one server, I'm successful. When I attempt to create a collector on another server, I get an error -- "Unable to connect to machine."
I am entering \\, then the servers' IP address. The strangest part is, two of the servers IP addresses are sequential (xxx.xxx.xxx.168 and xxx.xxx.xxx.169). On one I can create a collector, the other I cannot.
IT is looking into this, but I was wondering if anyone here had this or a similar problem?
Re: OpenSTA -- help with creating a collector
I thought I'd answer my own question so anyone else running into this problem can hopefully find this post.
I also posted my original message to the opensta-users list (http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/6594/0/). Within minutes, I got a very helpful reply. To create a collector on a server, I have to connect a share to a drive on the server before creating the collector. I'm not sure if this is unique to some networks, or if I overlooked it in the documentation. Either way, I am now happily creating collectors that return stats from our web servers.