Connecting to systems having multiple network cards
If an agent is running on a computer that has multiple network interface cards (perhaps one dedicated to a private network and another dedicated to a public network), you must instruct the agent about which one to use when connecting to consoles and other utilities.
You must create the BindToAddress and PortConnectType variables. They are not created during the installation of the PATROL Agent. For more information about these variables, see Agent setup variables
Specify network card IP address
The /AgentSetup/BindToAddress configuration variable specifies which IP Address, and thus which network card, the PATROL Agent uses to communicate with consoles or other utilities in a system with multiple network cards. You can specify an IPv4 or an IPv6 address.
Before defining the BindToAddress pconfig variable, back up your agent Configuration Change File (user-defined_filename.cfg), which contains any customizations that you made to agent configuration variables. Backing up this file ensures that you can restore the agent to its previous state if your BindToAddress definition produces unexpected or undesirable result.
Format and type of data
Numeric, IP address
Minimum and maximum
AgentSetup/PortConnectType determines the communication protocol used when establishing a connection through the port specified by this variable
If you type in the wrong IP address (make a typographical error), the agent does not start.
Incorrect IP address
If the IP address is incorrect, the PATROL Agent starts. However, the PATROL Agent cannot listen on any default IP address. It writes error messages, similar to the following ones, to the PATROL Agent Error Log.
Tue Apr 19 20:24:37 2011: ID 102011: E: TCP listener failed err = -14/10049 Tue Apr 19 20:24:37 2011: PatrolAgent-W-EINTERNAL: Sess Init failed: err = -14/10049
Tue Apr 19 19:36:55 2011 PatrolAgent-W-EINTERNAL: Sess Init failed: err = -14/99 (/local-build/Patrol/3.9.00/src/agent/mainloop.c 443) Tue Apr 19 19:36:55 2011: ID 102011: E: TCP listener failed err = -14/99 Tue Apr 19 19:36:55 2011: PatrolAgent-W-EINTERNAL: Sess Init failed: err = -14/99
Set communication protocol
The /AgentSetup/PortConnectType configuration variable specifies the communication protocol for a connection established through the port specified by the BindToAddress configuration variable.
The valid communication protocols for establishing a connection include
Minimum and maximum
AgentSetup/BindToAddress sets the IP address for which PortConnectType determines the communication protocol