Most companies have some sort of lightweight hardware to run diagnostics and collect statistics from their network.

What we propose is that our Strings Command Line Interface (CLI) is installed there, with networking access controlled by you, in order to set up virtual networking appliances using SDWAN-based Dynamic VPN tunnelling, so that our metrics collector and processor can access the relevant data.

We never install the Strings application or related micro services, which makes the whole process of maintaining, updating and improving the system a lot more efficient and transparent to you as a user.

We recommend our clients to set up a Virtual Machine (VM) in their diagnostics hardware, to use exclusively for the Strings CLI.

Installing

To begin, we will access this VM via SSH and download the Strings CLI package:

wget https://strings-bucket.s3-sa-east-1.amazonaws.com/strings-client/strings-client-installer.tar.gz

Then we will decompress it:

tar xzvf strings-client-installer.tar.gz

and lastly, once in its directory, we will install it:

./install.sh

This will run a process, and after a bit of time, it should ask for your Strings account email. This is the email you entered when you created an account with Strings.

Then it will prompt you to enter your Strings password, which you need to input in order to configure the networking environment needed for the Strings Metrics Collector and the Strings Metrics Processor.

You will see a success message similar to this, which specifies the virtual device registration into the new network that was set up.

Congratulations! You have now set up Strings. You can close the SSH connection and go back to accessing Strings via the Web App. 

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