CloudShark Support

PCA1000 Quick Start Guide

If you want to skip the guides and start exploring CloudShark on your own, we understand! Just a few quick notes and then feel free to find your way.

  • Your PCA1000 is preloaded with an install of CentOS 6.5 (64-bit) with a few modifications required by CloudShark. You can connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the system if you need to make any changes to the operating system. There is also a console port available on the back of the device that can be used. See the console port page for instructions.

There is no desktop environment, but you can connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the system if you need to make any changes to the operating system.

  • Your PCA1000 is configured for DHCP on eth0, which is the rightmost port on the rear-panel Ethernet port pair. The system will try to register the DNS name cloudshark on your network. If your DNS server doesn’t support host registration, you can just check the IP address by logging into the console. The username and password on the console are both cloudshark. Type the command ifconfig eth0 and your IP address will be listed.

  • To upgrade your PCA1000 to a newer release of CloudShark, see our upgrade instructions.

  • Check out the getting started with CloudShark page for an overview of CloudShark’s most popular features.

About CloudShark

CloudShark is made by QA Cafe, a technology company based in Portsmouth, NH. Our passion for packet captures has grown out of our other product CDRouter.

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