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How to add PacketShaper Device Classes into NetQoS NetVoyant
The purpose of this document is to provide you with the necessary steps to add all the different PacketShaper models as new device models and group them together into "Bandwidth Management" in NetVoyant from NetQoS.

Synthetic Transaction with a PacketShaper
The purpose of this document is to provide you some basic steps to create baseline service response times from any PacketShaper in the network, eliminate delays in non-controllable parts of the network. This could be a baseline from a PacketShaper in Site-A to a PacketShaper in Site-B. Or if you have a specific web server hosted by an ISP, you can create a baseline service response from your Site-A to that specific web server. In this first example I start to create baseline from my PC connected via DSL to the Internet to one of my web servers hosted by an ISP.

Synthetic Transactions with Telnet
In addition to another Technote I did with Synthetic transactions to monitor a web server, I did this one to monitor a router with custom synthetic transaction.

Radius Authentication using freeRadius
This document describes the steps to install freeRadius under Fedora and prepare configuration to be used to authenticate PacketShaper Login Access.

Enable Syslog Services on a PacketShaper
Syslog can be used in conjunction with the adaptive response and user events feature. For example, when you register an event, you will be asked if you want to send events to Syslog; you can define and register an event that sends a message to a Syslog server when retransmissions rise to 30 percent of your network activity.

Download new Image to PacketShaper

This documents describes a simple method to download a new Image (PacketWise) on PacketShaper. Also, you will have to backup important files to restore configuration after successful upgrade. It's not my intension to replace any official documents, but it was always helpful for me to have some cheat sheets available.

Backup Configuration Files from PacketShaper

This documents describes a simple method to backup PacketShaper configuration. It's not my intension to replace any official documents, but it was always helpful for me to have some cheat sheets available.

How to determine, who's sending a non-expected protocol

Traffic Discovery feature detects and identifiers the traffic running on a network and automatically creates traffic classes for each application, service, or protocol that it discovers. I've connected a PacketShaper between my Home Network and my DSL router to see, what's going on. Protocols, like HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3 were expected. I also realized some "never-heard" protocols, which I figured out very quickly, what they are for. This TechNote describes the steps to perform a traffic analysis

How to recover Password

If you forget the touch password, you can use the password recovery method to access the unit and then reset the password. To ensure that security is not compromised, this feature works only when you are directly connected to the unit's CONSOLE port.


Using RedHat Console Connection to configure PacketShaper

This document describes some basic steps to use Linux Box to connect with devices via terminal and serial connection. My goal was to use RedHat Linux to connect to my PacketShaper via console cable. There are several tools, which can be used. One built-in with Red Hat is MINICOM. This is similar to Windows Hyperterminal, but all are command line oriented.

Setup Customer Portal on a PacketShaper

The purpose of this document is to have a cheat sheet available with necessary steps to setup a customer portal. It's not my intension to replace any official document or release notes.

How to send a Testmail out of ReportCenter

The purpose of this document is to provide you with some basic commands to send an email via Telnet from any Report Center to test Email Notification. I've used ESMTP Mail Enable Mail Server in my Home Lab. Some commands or replies may differ from your environment.

How to setup an Event Notification

This is an example of setting up an event notification with PacketShaper. As a basis for this setup, I've created a custom synthetic transaction to telnet into a router and exit in periodically occurrences. This will monitor and notify me, when the router gets busy and router's internal delay reaches 5ms for responding to my transaction.

Use PacketShaper to deliver Netflow-5 Data to Crannog's Netflow Tracker

The purpose of this document is to describe the steps to install and configure PacketShaper to be used with Crannog's Netflow. NetFlow Tracker used to be management tool from Crannog that provides a level of detail previously unavailable in any application of its type. Using Cisco's NetFlow technology (which is embedded in IOS in almost all routers and chassis based switches). You can download a trail version of Crannog's Netflow Tracker at www.crannog-software.com

Installing the Packeteer Linux FDR Tools on RedHat 9.0

The purpose of this document is to provide you some basic steps to install FDR on Linux RedHat 9.0.
The Flow Detail Records (FDR) feature is a method for gathering and processing per-flow statistics. When FDR is enabled, the Packeteer unit will become an emitter, periodically pushing data to a remote system called a collector. The unit will emit records that contain details of all flows that go through PacketShaper/PacketSeeker to a collector, such as Packeteer's ReportCenter 3. Packeteer Linux FDR Tools is open source and distributed under the terms of the license, at the end of this TechNote, which uses the BSD License template.


Traffic Engineering with WAFS and Packeteer

This document describes the necessary steps to perform a basic installation of quick Two-Site-WAFS-Evaluation setup. In addition to the setup, I have introduced Packeteer's capabilities to accelerate and manage bandwidth for Availl WAFS communication.

Use the two-site WAFS wizard as your introduction to WAFS. Availl's two-site wizard will create two demo folders, one in each site, and will connect them via WAFS. All you need is to download the Demo Setup and start the installation.

Using Netflow with Scrutinizer and PacketShaper

The purpose of this document is to provide you with some basic steps to install Scrutinizer Netflow collector with the use of PacketShaper providing Netflow-5 Data.

Using Caligare Netflow Analyzer and Packeteer

This documents describes the basic steps to install Caligare Netflow on Debian GNU/Linux to receive Netflow-5 Data from PacketShaper. Caligare provides a 30-daysTrial version, which is fully functional.

Establish SSH connection to a PacketShaper

This document describes the steps to connect to a PacketShaper using SSH. Itís not my intension to replace any official documentation or release notes. In order to connect to a PacketShaper using SSH you will have to verify some certain settings. First, make sure SSH is enabled.
 

PacketWise Update using scheduled Reset (This document is in German Language)

The purpose of this document is to provide a step-by-step instruction to run a scheduled reset after an update of the PacketWise Code

Monitor Partition Utilization with Adaptive Response

The purpose of this document is to configure Adaptive Response for monitoring and alerting, when any defined partition will reach a certain percentage of utilization. This can be used as an example to configure your own Adaptive Response Notification.

Integration of PacketShaper into CastleRock SNMPc 7.0

The purpose of this document is to provide you with some steps to successfully integrate a PacketShaper into CastleRock Network Management System. There are several Management Tools out in the field, but some of them are very expensive, others donít do their job, as they promised.

How to find different Web User-Agents and classify them
The purpose of this document is to outline some simple steps to find Web User-Agents on your network and create sub-classes for them. You can easily provide a pie chart on HTTP differentiated User Agents.