System Requirements for 10-Strike Bandwidth Monitor
The program is completely functional under the following operating systems: Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7.
To create the host list automatically, the ICMP, TCP, and UDP protocols are required. For gathering the traffic data via SNMP, the SNMP protocol should be enabled on devices and in firewalls. For the remote traffic data polling via WMI, the DCOM protocol should be enabled in the Firewall. Learn more about this issue here: WMI settings for working with remote computers.
For gathering the traffic data using the agent service, the agent TCP port should be enabled in the Firewall (by default, the agent port number is 54231). For exchanging the traffic information between the graphic console and the bandwidth monitoring service, the TCP port 45231 should be enabled. When the program generates many outgoing half-open TCP connections (for example, when the program connects to remote agents), they can be locked by the operating system in some versions of Windows. Learn more about this issue: TCP/IP system limitations affecting the program operation.
To monitor the external network bandwidth without the local network traffic and to monitor traffic divided by network protocols using the "Network sniffer" sensor, you will need to install a free network sniffer driver WinPCap (http://www.winpcap.org/install/).
To find switches and other SNMP devices, to poll the traffic information from them, you need to have active SNMP agents on the devices and to know the valid community strings for accessing SNMP.
Under Windows Vista/7/8 with User Account Control (UAC) enabled, you will need to run the program using the desktop context menu item Run as Administrator when starting the program for the first time. In the window that appears, please select Allow. After doing this, you will be able to start the program as usually.