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Quality of Experience requirements

Created by Lori Krell_ret, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Oct 13, 2016

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Updated: December 4, 2018

This Orion Platform topic applies only to the following products:

ACMNAMNOMNPM

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

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 Server 2008, 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
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 Server 2008, 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

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

1 Gbps maximum throughput

Remote computer port requirements

See Agent requirements.

 
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