Specifications for LiveNX
LiveNX components can be deployed via the following methods: Virtual, Physical, and Cloud. The Virtual Deployment Specifications, as well as the Cisco and Multi-Vendor Device Support lists, are provided below.
If you are interested in deploying LiveNX in a Physical, Cloud (Azure, AWS, & Google Cloud), Hyper-V, or KVM environment, please contact LiveAction sales (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the specifications appropriate for those environments and your needs.
Virtual Deployment Specifications
The LiveNX Server is primarily deployed as a VMware .OVA appliance and is fully operational right out of the box. The server operating system runs on a Linux (TinyCore or Ubuntu) platform.
Server Platform Specifications:
- VMware ESXi v5.0 or higher – VMware Hardware Version 8 (vmx-8)
- Network Hardware – At least two Physical NICS on ESXi
– Support up to 10 Gbps
– Virtual NICs on OVA are utilizing E100
LiveNX Network Protocol Requirements
Below is a list of required network protocols for normal operation of the LiveNX platform. This can be used as the basis for any firewall rules required.
|TCP||7000||Java Client to NX Server||Java Client Access to Platform|
|TCP||443||Web Browser to NX Server||User Access to Web UI of Platform|
|TCP||7026||Server to Node (Bidirectional)||Server <-> Node Communication|
|UDP||2055||Network devices to nodes||Netflow Export|
|UDP||161||NX Node/Server to Network Devices||SNMP Polling of Network Devices|
Table 2: LiveNX Protocol/Port Requirements
LiveNX requires READ-ONLY access to network devices, the platform supports both versions 2c and 3, table below details the configuration required on Cisco devices to enable SNMP v2c or v3.
|v2c||snmp-server community |
|v3||snmp-server group |
Table 3: SNMP Config (Cisco)
LiveNX Semantics Data Requirements
In addition to the information and prerequisites required for LiveNX to discover devices and add them to the inventory, there are other pieces of data required; semantic data. The network/device semantics allows LiveNX to provide maximum insight into the network both in terms of visualization and reporting.
|Sites to which devices belong||Allows devices to associated with sites for visualization within Java Client|
|Address of the sites – street, city, postcode, country||Allows sites to represented on a map from Web UI|
|IP Subnet’s associated with the respective sites||Allows LiveNX to run site to site reports based upon IP Address/Subnet|
|Any differentiators between circuits e.g. MPLS/INET or Service Provider||A tag allowing LiveNX to build reports based|
|Bandwidth capacity of WAN facing interfaces/circuits||Allows Live NX to calculate utilization rates per WAN interface – 95/99th percentiles|
Table 4: Semantic Data Requirements
The collection of Netflow data is a key component of the LiveNX platform, it allows users to both visualize and report upon traffic through the network. LiveNX is a platform that supports several different ‘flavors’ of Netflow: IPFIX, Version 5, Version 9, Flexible Netflow (FNF).