Hardware ApplianceΒΆ

To deploy the Plixer FlowPro hardware appliance, follow these steps after it has been mounted in a server or network rack:

  1. Using an SSH client, login remotely at the default IP address of, with the username flowpro and password flowpro and wait for the appliance to execute a quick setup routine and immediately reboot.

  2. Login again using the username flowpro and password flowpro and enter the answers to the configuration questions that follow.

  3. After the Plixer FlowPro reboots to apply the new settings, login with the new credentials entered during the previous step.

  4. Issue the edit license command to enter the license key.

  5. Paste the license key between the EOT markers after the label license= in the [Client] section of the plixer.ini file. The license key may span multiple lines.

  6. Press CTRL+X to save your settings.

  7. The interface must be enabled for the Plixer FlowPro process that will run on that interface using the enable command.

    For example, to activate Plixer FlowPro Defender monitoring on mon1: enable defender mon1

    The commands to enable the other Plixer FlowPro processes on a specific interface are:

    enable apm <interface> <apmMode>
    enable flowpro <interface>