Distributed Collectors

Scrutinizer supports a distributed architecture where numerous servers can collect flows with a central reporting server for reporting on flows across all of the collectors. Secondary reporting servers can also be configured for redundancy/fail-over purposes.

  • The distributed Scrutinizer system allows the collection system to ingest several million flows per second across several servers - regardless of physical location.
  • In addition to increased flow volume, the distributed architecture allows the solution to receive flows from tens of thousands of flow exporting devices.
  • The reporting server provides a central interface for managing all exporters, flows, interfaces, and alarms across the distributed cluster.
  • The distributed architecture solution requires additional configuration. Contact Plixer if interested in this solution.

Network Ports Used

The following network ports are used in communications between servers in a distributed environment.

These ports are used for two-way communication between the collector(s) and the reporter(s):

  • TCP port 22
  • TCP port 80 (or 443)
  • TCP port 6432 and 5432

The following port is used for communication from the collector(s) to the reporter(s):

  • UDP port 514