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For the keen and experienced administrator, this section contains very brief instructions for getting started with Radar. More detailed instructions for installing, configuring and using Radar are found in later sections.
  1. Confirm you have perl (version 5.6.0 or later) and Tk (version 800.023 or later) installed.
  2. Download, install and configure Radiator 3.0 or later.
  3. Add a <Monitor> clause to your Radiator configuration file. See goodies/monitor.cfg in your Radiator distribution for instructions and examples, or see Radiator Configuration, of this manual for a simple example <Monitor> clause. The <Monitor> clause allows Radar to connect to Radiator.
  4. Start your Radiator.
  5. Unpack your Radar distribution. Use gunzip and tar on Unix. Use WinZip on Windows.
  6. Change directory to the unpacked Radar distribution.
  7. Run the command:
    • perl radar
    • You should see the Radar main window appear.
  8. Choose File->Monitor a new Radiator server. Enter Radiator server host and port details, then username and password. Make sure username and password match the configuration in the Monitor clause above. The server should appear in the server list on the left hand side of the window in green.
  9. Click on the server name. Choose Tools->Trace Log. You should see a message log window appear in the tools area on the right. Change the log level with the option menu.
  10. Click on the server name. Choose Tools->Plot Statistics. You should see a plotter window appear in the tools area on the right. Click Properties... to plot other statistics from the server, or to change the plotter behaviour.
  11. Choose File->Change Radar Configuration... to view and change Radar and announcements behaviour.
  12. Choose File->Save Radar Configuration, so the next time you start Radar, you will monitor the same servers with the same tools.