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PathTrak System Requirements

PathTrak Server/Client and WebView


August 19, 2009

PathTrak Server System Requirements


All functionality of the PathTrak Return Path Monitoring System is contained in the PathTrak Server Software
CD. This includes PathTrak server software that is installed on the customers server machine. Client
software for installation on work-stations, as well as software that is pushed from the server to all remote
PathTrak elements is included on the CD. Electronic versions of all manuals are included. Separate from the
physical package shipped to the customer is a central system license file that represents the purchased
system configuration (single server with a quantity of floating clients and single or multiple remote HCUs).
The central system license file is attached to the primary MAC address in the PathTrak server machine as
recognized by the local area network (LAN).

PathTrak Server Network Requirements:


IP assignments: Static IP address
Minimum Connectivity: 100BaseT Fast Ethernet
Recommended Connectivity: 1000BaseT Fast Ethernet
Port Assignments: Ports 21 and 23 must be open from the server to the HCU (for telnet and ftp).
Port 161 is also used in the server if the SNMP agent is running on the server. Port 161 is also used
in the HCU for SNMP interaction (HCU SNMP is an optional feature). Ports 111, 135-139 and 445
must be open. There must be a minimum range of ports open from 900 - 8000.

Recommended PathTrak Server PC Specifications:

Processor: Pentium 4, 2 GHz CPU with 2 GB RAM


Recommended Processor for PathTrak/WebView Combo Server: Pentium Core 2 Duo or Core
2 Quad, > 2.5 GHz CPU with 4 to 6 GB RAM
OS:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or higher)


Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (Service Pack 2 or higher)

Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher


Hard drive speed: For faster performance, JDSU recommends a minimum of 7200 RPM SATA hard
drive (3 MB/Sec) or faster
Available hard drive space: minimum of 50 MB, recommended 1 GB (more hard drive space
required if WebView server software is installed on same PC)
Hard drive for PathTrak/WebView Combo Server: Raid Array of 2 or more drives, 650 GB total
disk space min (See note 1 below for details)
There is a maximum of 30 concurrent client connections per server (controlled by server license file).
Limit monitored ports per server to 2,000 or less for optimal performance.

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PathTrak Client Software


The client provides a user interface to the PathTrak server (Master System Controller). Client software is
typically installed on the server machine as well as remote workstations connected to the network. Since the
software is controlled by floating licenses, it may be liberally distributed to anyone requiring access to the
PathTrak system. The system administrator sets up user accounts to control who has client access to the
system as well as assigning various user privileges. The central license file installed on the PathTrak server
controls the quantity of clients actively logged into the system at any one time. Users may view return
spectrums as well as live monitoring views and performance history.

Recommended PathTrak Client Specifications:


OS:
Microsoft Windows XP (Home or Professional) (Service Pack 2 or higher)
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (Service Pack 2 or higher)
Microsoft VISTA (Business and Enterprise)
Connectivity: 100BaseT Fast Ethernet
RAM: 1 GB
Available hard drive space: 10 GB
Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher

WebView Server Software


The WebView server software can co-exist on the same PC hardware that is running the PathTrak server
software, as long as the minimum PC requirements are met. WebView server software can also be installed
on a separate PC from the PathTrak Server. WebView server software cannot be installed on the same PC
as the Test Productivity Pack/FDM server software, but it can co-exist on the same PC running the PathTrak
and TPP Client software.
The PathTrak server must be V2.3 or higher. One PathTrak WebView server is required per PathTrak server.

WebView Server Requirements:


IP assignments: Static IP address

Web browser support: Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 (or higher)


Connectivity: 100BaseT Fast Ethernet
Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher

Recommended WebView Server Specifications:


OS:

Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or higher)


Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (Service Pack 2 or higher)
Microsoft VISTA (Business and Enterprise) (stand alone WebView server only)

Minimum Processor: Pentium 4, 2 GHz CPU with 2 GB RAM

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PathTrak Server/Client and WebView
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Recommended Processor for PathTrak/WebView Combo Server: Pentium Core 2 Duo or Core
2 Quad, > 2.5 GHz CPU with 4 to 6 GB RAM
Recommended hard drive speed for stand alone WebView server: For faster performance,
JDSU recommends a 7200 RPM SATA hard drive (3 MB/Sec) or faster
Available hard drive space: The hard drive size is determined by the amount of data to be
collected. Each RPM card requires approximately 5.6 MB of storage space for each day of 15-minute
intervals. Multiplying 5.6 MB by the number of days that the data will be kept on hand (purge interval)
gives an approximate hard drive size requirement. The default storage options require 174 MB per
RPM card.
For example:
A 31-day purge interval (default setting) with 1 fully loaded HCU1500 (15 cards) requires 2.6 GB of
hard drive space. 15 cards x 5.6 MB x 31 days = 2,604,000,000 or 2.6 GB

Recommended PathTrak/WebView Large Server Specifications:


Recommended hard drive for large PathTrak/WebView combo server: Raid Array of 2 or more
drives, 650 GB total disk space min (See note 1 for details)
Note 1: Disk space requirements for a WebView Server with 2000 ports
Days of history
1
14
31
90
180
365

Size (GB)
1.3
18.3
40.4
117.3
234.7
475.9

GB
GB
GB
GB
GB
GB

Routine Server maintenance:


Regular Backup
Regular Virus Scan
Disk Defragmentation

Web Client Requirements for WebView Server


This is the PC from which you are accessing the PathTrak WebView server (v2.2 or higher).

Browser Support: Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 (or higher)

Graphic Support

WebViews live spectrum and QAM analyzer displays require Adobe Flash Player V9.0 or higher (freeware)
and can be downloaded at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

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WebView Network Port Requirements


The default communication port between the PathTrak WebView server and the Web client is port 8080
(Web HTTP port). The communication port is user editable to another port, if needed (for example, another
Web application running on the same PC).

PathTrak Components Power Supply Specifications


HCU1500 and HCU400 Power Supply

Frequency 47 to 63 Hz
Input voltage AC auto-ranging 90 to 132 VAC and 180 to 264 VAC

The current draw requirements are based on the loading of the HCU chassis are shown in the table below.

HCU400/1500 with no RPM cards draws 1.27 amps


HCU400/1500 with 2 RPM cards draws 1.45 amps
HCU400/1500 with 4 RPM cards draws 1.68 amps
HCU1500 with 6 RPM cards draws 1.90 amps
HCU1500 with 8 RPM cards draws 2.10 amps
HCU1500 with 10 RPM cards draws 2.30 amps
HCU1500 with 12 RPM cards draws 2.50 amps
HCU1500 with 14 RPM cards draws 2.70 amps
HCU1500 with 15 RPM cards draws 2.80 amps

HSM-1000 Power Supply

Frequency 47 to 440 Hz
Input voltage AC auto-ranging 85 to 264 VAC
Input current 1.2 A @ 100 VAC

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