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Quality of Experience requirements

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Oct 04, 2016

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Before you deploy a Packet Analysis Sensor to a device to monitor QoE, review the following minimum system requirements for the remote computer.

You will need administrative privileges for each node or switch.

Sensors cannot be installed on 32-bit computers and do not support communication over https.

Network Packet Analysis Sensors (NPAS)

hardware/software   requirements
OS Windows 7 or later, 64-bit

Windows Server 2008 or later, 64-bit

CPU Cores 2 CPU Cores + 1 CPU Core per 100 Mbps
Hard drive space 500 MB
RAM 1 GB + 1 GB per 100 Mbps

(2 GB + 1 GB per 100 Mbps recommended)

Network 1Gbps maximum throughput
Port monitoring

For a physical monitored switch:

  • SPAN
  • Mirror port
  • In-line tap

For a virtual monitored switch:

  • Promiscuous port groups
  • vTap

Port monitoring requires at least one extra network interface to collect data from the managed network interface, a server to monitor the copied traffic, and a network cable to connect the mirrored port to the physical server.

View your vendor documentation for instructions about how to set up port mirroring. You can create port mirrors for both physical switches and virtual switches.

Server Packet Analysis Sensors (SPAS)

hardware/software requirements

OS

Windows 7 or later, 64-bit

Windows Server 2008 or later, 64-bit

32-bit operating systems are not supported.

CPU Cores

2 CPU Cores + 1 CPU Core per 100 Mbps

Hard drive space

500 MB

RAM

256 MB + 500 MB per 100 Mbps

(256 MB recommended + 500 MB per 100 Mbps)

Network

1Gbps maximum throughput

Remote computer port requirements

See Agent requirements.

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