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Is it possible to install Host sFlow to Windows Server 2000 and Windows server 2003?

I've setup Ganglia on one host to monitor a (mostly Windows) environment and while sFlow works on Win 2k8 machines, it does not on my legacy servers. I just can't get the installation to do anything - when I start the installation, it immediately tells me that the process has prematurely ended.

Note: If sFlow can't work there, I'll accept an answer that suggests similar monitoring thingy that is willing to send data to Ganglia.

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There are two installers for host sFlow for Windows. hsflowd-winxp-<version>-x86.msi for older versions (eg Windows Server 2003), and hsflowd-win-<version>-x64.msi (or the 32 bit version) for Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later.

If you are using the installer for older versions of Windows and still having problems, I suggest that you try running the install from the command line: msiexec /i hsflowd-winxp-1.22.1-x86.msi /l*v msi.log

msi.log should then give us an idea about what the problem is. A posting to the host sFlow mailing list should be read by the host sFlow developers.

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Thanks, this looks more promising then the other answer. –  Zlatko Nov 15 '12 at 9:02

I don't have experience with this software, but I can see from looking at the Windows installation instructions that the screen shots are of a "legacy" version of Windows (looks like the XP Luna theme) so, at least at one time, the installer did work on Windows XP (and, therefore, likely works on Windows Server 2003).

I also see that the installation is MSI-based. That means you should be able to get some verbose logging information by enabling verbose Windows Installer logging and looking at the resulting output file.

If you can pin down the failure in the MSI log post it as an edit to your question and we'll have a look. (I wouldn't post the entire log-- they're quite large, typically.)

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