Even though Resilio Tracker server is installed automatically together with the Management Console, it might be required to have one on a different host in a different network.
It's possible to have an independent installation of Resilio Tracker. Download tracker installation file from the download page and follow the steps below.
CONNECT TRACKER TO THE MC
Once installed, the tacker needs to be configured on tab Auxiliary servers (available from Resilio Connect v2.12). One tracker is already present there - the tracker which was installed automatically together with the Management Console, and it's marked as Default (see below for details).
To add a new tracker server, installed on a computer in advance, click on "Add tracker button"
1. Enter the IP address. This might be local or public address, or DNS name. Port 3000 is the default one, change it if some other port was used when installing the tracker.
2. Mark it as default if necessary. See below for details.
3. Select the option "Don't check connection to this tracker" if it's known that the tracker is not available from the Management Console (for example, MC is in LAN behind firewall, or tracker's public address shall be used for WAN agents). Otherwise, MC will always be giving the error about not reachable tracker on top on UI.
If the option is checked and tracker is saved, it will appear in the table as an online available tracker. MC will check connection on save and will be checking tracker's availability and status periodically.
If the option is unchecked, MC will not test connection on saving this tracker, it will be saved "as is", not verifying the validity and availability or the address. The tracker will appear with gray dot in the table and "unknown" last seen time.
4. Test connection. It's similar to "Don't check connection" option, but its a one-time action. MC will perform the test once and know it's status for the moment.
If connection was successful, the agent will appear in the table online.
If test was not successful, it's still possible to save this tracker, it will appear as offline and report error. This tracker can still be available for Agents, provided the address is indeed correct and reachable for them. If you edit the tracker and select option "Don't check connection", the error will disappear.
USE TRACKER IN THE PROFILE
Starting with Resilio Connect v2.12, notion of a Default tracker server is introduced. The tracker which is installed on the Management Console host is marked as default. This is configurable and any other, manually installed, can be selected as default. It's possible to configure several default trackers. This is the tacker that will be used by the agents by default unless any other is specifically configured in the Agent Profile. It's not possible to delete the last default tracker.
If checkbox "Default" is selected in the Agent Profile, the agents will use either of the 'default' trackers in load balancing or high availability mode.