Ports List

The ports list shows all the ports that you can control. Ports are grouped into Port Groups. A Port Group is just a computer or device (local or remote) running the controller component (drone).

The port group status icons are as follows -

Icon Description
Red The client is not connected to the port group
Orange The agent is trying to connect to the port group
Green The agent is connected to the port group
! The agent faced some error connecting to the port group

The port status icons are as follows -

Icon Description
White The port current link status is unknown
Red The port link status is down
Green The port link status is up

NOTE: If port is administratively disabled, it may not be listed - this is a Pcap/WinPcap limitation. If no ports are listed - check that drone (the controller component) is running with administrative privileges. For more troubleshooting tips, check the FAQ

Actions

Icon Action Description
Add(+) New Port Group Adds a new remote computer to the list and connects to it. You can specify a hostname or IP address and optionally the port number
Delete(-) Delete Port Group Deletes a remote computer from the list
Connect Connect Port Group Attempts to reconnect to a disconnected remote computer
Disconnect Disconnect Port Group Disconnects from a remote computer. The remote computer is not removed from the list. You can connect to it again
Exclusive Port Control See Exclusive Port Control
Port Configuration Configure Port properties

Controlling multiple computers

  1. On the remote computer that you want to control, run drone (the controller component)
  2. In the Ostinato GUI, goto File | New Port Group and enter the IP address
  3. The remote computer should appear as a new Port Group in the Ports List

You can connect to any number of remote computers

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