Specifications

LiveNX 7.x

Minimum Requirements

LiveNX 7.x Deployment Options

LiveNX 7.x components can be deployed via two methods: installers or OVA packages

Component

Installer Option Virtual Applicance Option

Server

Installer: MacOS, Win 32/64

Installer: MacOS, Win 32/64

Platform

All-in-one Server & Platform OVA

All-in-one Server & Platform OVA

Platform

Installer: Win64/Linux

Node (optional)

Installer: Win64/Linux

Node OVA

LiveSensor (optional) 

LiveSensor OVA

LiveSensor OVA

 

LiveNX-Server-Sizing – Learn more details

Client Server/Node All-in-One Server & Platform OVA, Node OVA LiveSensor OVA (Optional)
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 or Mac OSX 64 bit OS
  • 4 Cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Web browser: IE (> Version 8), Firefox, Chrome and Safari
  • Windows 64-bit OS – Server 2008 or 2012 R2, Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate) with .NET framework v3.5.1+
  • Linux RHEL 7.1 or 7.2 /CENTOS 6.7 or 6.8 with GNOME UI installed
  • For less than 100 devices or less than 100K flows/sec:
    – 8 Core 2+ GHz CPU
    – 8 GB RAM
    – 2-6 TB 7,200 RPM HD¹
  • For 100-500 devices or less than 200K flows/sec
    – 12 Core, 2+ GHz CPU
    – 16 GB RAM
    – 3-10 TB 7,200 RPM HD¹
  • For 500-1,000 devices
    – 2×12 Core, 2+GHz CPU
    – 16 GB RAM
    – 5-10 TB, 7,200+ RPM HD¹
  • Virtual Machine
    – Adequate core and storage allocation
    – Store: local store preferred, virtual thick disk setting
    – VMware ESXi 5.1 or later, recommended for production environments
      vMotion Supported
    – Compatible with most VM systems
      VMware products, Oracle VirtualBox,Microsoft Hyper-V 6.0+,Citrix Xen
  • Custom—Less than 25 devices or less than 25k flows/sec; targeted at small laptop deployments (size not available for Node OVA)
    – 2 vCPU Xeon or i7
    – 4 GB RAM
    – 250 GB data disk
  • Small—Less than 100 devices or less than 100k flows/sec
    – 8 vCPU Xeon or i7
    – 16 GB RAM
    – 2 TB data disk
  • Medium—100 to 500 devices or less than 200k flows/sec
    – 16 vCPU Xeon or i7
    – 32 GB RAM
    – 4 TB data disk
  • Large—500 to 1,000 devices or greater than 200k flows/sec
    – 32 vCPU Xeon or i7
    – 32 GB RAM
    – 8 TB data disk
  • Virtual Hardware
    – 4 vCPU
    – 8GB of RAM
    – 50GB Disk
  • Virtual Platform
    – VMware ESXi v5.0+
    – VMware Hardware Version 8 (vmx-8)
  • Network Hardware
    – At least 2 Physical NICS on ESXi
    Support up to 10Gbps
    NOTE: Virtual NICs on OVA are
    utilizing VMXNET3

1 Disk usage depends on network traffic pattern. For higher performance use RAID 10 or RAID 0 if redundancy is not required.

ALL- IN -ONE for Hyper-V

Custom-Server Small-Server Medium-Server Large-Server
    • Used for less than 25 Devices or less than 25k flows/sec
    • Deployment is targeted towards non-server installation (Laptops, Desktops, etc.)
    • Specifications:
      – 2vCPU Xeon or i7
      – 4GB RAM
      LiveNX Server Max Heap Size 2GB
    • 250GB Data Disk (Minimum Recommendation)
    • Used for less than 100 Devices or greater than 100k flows/sec
    • Installation for server environments with Hyper-V Manager/VMware Hypervisors/ESX(i)
    • Specifications:
      – 8vCPU Xeon or i7
      – 32GB RAM
      LiveNX Server Max Heap Size 8GB
    • 4TB Data Disk (Minimum Recommendation)

 

 

 

    • Used for 100 – 500 Devices or greater than 200k flows/sec
    • Installation for server environments with Hyper-V Manager/VMware Hypervisors/ESX(i)
    • Specifications:
      – 16vCPU Xeon or i7
      – 32GB RAM
      LiveNX Server Max Heap Size 16GB
    • 6TB Data Disk (Minimum Recommendation)

 

 

    • Used for 500 – 1000 Devices or greater than 200k flows/sec
    • Installation for server environments with Hyper-V Manager/VMware Hypervisors/ESX(i)
    • Specifications:
      – 32vCPU Xeon or i7
      – 32GB RAM
      LiveNX Server Max Heap Size 16GB
    • 8TB Data Disk (Minimum Recommendation)

 

 

 

Storage can be expanded by adding additional disk Storage can be expanded by adding additional disk Storage can be expanded by adding additional disk

 

Server IOPS Recommendation LiveNX 7.0: 1000 IOPS Read and 4500 IOPS Write

Cisco Devices Flow QoS Monitor LAN IPSLA
ISR Series Routers: 800, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2600, 2600XM, 2800, 2900, 3600, 3700, 3800, 3900, 4300, 4400, 7200, 7600, ASR1000, CSR 1000V Series Routers are supported.  √         
ASR 1000 Series Routers, CSR 1000V         
ASR 9000 Series Routers (Recommend IOS versions 12.3 or higher or 15.0 or higher for use with the software (IOS XE 2.6.0 or higher for ASR 1000 series). Earlier IOS versions may also work, but are not officially supported. General-release IOS versions are recommended, although early-and limited-release versions will also work with LiveNX.)         
7200 & 7600 Series Routers         
Cisco Catalyst 3650, 3850 & 4500-X Series switches are supported. (Limited LiveNX QoS Monitor support on Layer 3-routable interfaces and VLANs depending upon Cisco hardware capabilities.)  
Nexus 7000 Series Switches  
Nexus 9000 Series Switches  
ASA 5500 Security Appliances, ASR 1000 Zone-Based
Firewall
 
NGA (NetFlow Generation
Appliance)
  N/A N/A N/A
Cisco AnyConnect Client

N/A N/A N/A

Other Device Support – Flow    

Adtran NetVanta Series Routers

Alcatel-Lucent Routers

Brocade Series Routers

Cisco Series Routers (ISR Series, CRS-1, ASR 1000 & ASR 9000 Series Routers)

Cisco Catalyst Switches

Cisco Nexus Switches (Nexus 3000, 7000 & 9000 Series)

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Firewalls

Cisco AnyConnect Network Visibility Module on Windows and Mac OS X Platforms

Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliance

Cisco NetFlow Generation Appliance

Extreme Network Switches

F5 BIG-IP Application Delivery Controller Platforms

Gigamon GigaSMART

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Procurve Series Switches

Ixia’s Network Visibility Solution

Juniper MX Series Routers

Ntop nProbe

Palo Alto Networks Firewalls

Riverbed SteelHead WAN Optimization Controllers

Silver Peak WAN Optimization Controllers

Viptela vEdge Routers

Ziften ZFlow