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1. About LANGuardian

NetFort LANGuardian is deep packet inspection software for investigating, monitoring, and reporting on network activity. It is a passive network traffic analyser, not inline and cannot have an impact on network performance.

LANGuardian helps network administrators to:

  • Classify network traffic by application and by user
  • Troubleshoot bandwidth issues right across the network
  • Perform network or user forensics on past events
  • Investigate activity on Windows file shares
  • Keep track of user activity on the Internet
  • Detect Network Intrusions and Malicious Activity

The NetFort LANGuardian OVA image contains a 15 day, fully functional trial license. A further 15 day extension is available to you by contacting support@netfort.com

For those who wish to monitor traffic external to your virtual environment (e.g. from a SPAN session) contact support@netfort.com for assistance.

2. Pre Installation

Note:
This software is intended to deploy NetFort LANGuardian onto licensed instances of VMware® ESXi™ versions 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0 only.

If you are running a free version of ESX server please click on the link below which explains how to enable SSH which is required:

3. EULA

END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR:

NetFort LANGuardian OVA Deployment Wizard

IMPORTANT!

PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL NETFORT TECHNOLOGIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

COPYRIGHT NetFort Technologies 2014 – All Rights Reserved
VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc – All Rights Reserved

4. Installation

Step 1.

Running the Wizard

Run the file titled “NetFort LANGuardian OVA Deployment Wizard”

Depending on which operating system you use it may be necessary to run the installer with “Administrator” privileges or you may be presented with a “user account control dialog box”. Choose “allow” for the OVA installer to proceed.

Step 2.

The EULA Screen

You will be presented with the “EULA” screen – carefully read the End User License Agreement and select “next” to continue.

Step 3.

The Welcome Screen

You will be presented with the “welcome” screen – select “next” to continue.

Step 4.

The Log In Screen

You will be presented with the “Log In” screen – enter details of the:

  • IP Address or Host Name of the VMware ESX server
  • VMware User Name
  • VMware Password

Click on “Login” – The installer will log into the ESX host. Then select “next” to continue.

Step 5.

Resource Pools

If you have configured resource pools on your VMware ESX host you will be presented with a list of the resource pools on your VMware ESX host.

Browse to and select the resource pool on which you want the LANGuardian virtual machine to be placed.

The resource pool must have sufficient free resources to accommodate the virtual machine configuration as detailed in the Pre Requisites Section above:

If you have not configured resource pools on your VMware ESX host the LANGuardian will be installed within the default resources allocation of the VMware ESX host.

Select “next” to continue.

Step 6.

Data Stores

You will now be presented with a list of the datastores attached to the VMware ESX host.
Choose the datastore on which you want to install the LANGuardian

Note: You must have at least 50 gigabytes of free space on the datastore

Select “next” to continue.

Step 7.

The LANGuardian Management Interface

You will now be presented with the “LANGuardian Management Interface” screen.

Enter the details of the network configuration for the LANGuardian virtual machine.

  • LANGuardian IP address
  • Subnet mask
  • Default gateway

Select “next” to continue.

Step 8.

The LANGuardian Monitoring Interface

You will be presented with the “LANGuardian Monitoring Interface” screen.
Choose which virtual switch you would like to monitor.

Select “next” to continue.

Step 9.

The Summary Screen

You will be presented with a “Summary” screen of the configuration details.

Carefully review your selections and then click “next” to deploy LANGuardian and configure your monitoring environment.

Step 10.

Finish

If you wish to, tick the box to “Create a desktop short-cut to NetFort LANGuardian”

Click “Upload” to configure your monitoring environment and deploy the LANGuardian OVA to your VMware ESX host

Note:
The OVA image is a large file.
It may take several minutes to complete the installation.

5. Help & Support

Every effort has been made to make this tool as simple to use as possible.
Should you experience any difficulties, even where trialing or evaluating our software, NetFort are more than happy to help.

You can seek support / assistance in the following ways:

Email:

  • support@netfort.com

Telephone:

  • North America: +1 (646) 452 9485
  • International: +353 (91) 520 501
  • United Kingdom: (0207) 060 2850

Chat:

  • via netfort.com