Getting Started with WebSpy Vantage
- 4 Processors (cores)
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 bit OS
- Windows Server 2008 R2 or above
- .NET 3.5 Framework
- Web Server Role & Application Server Role (For Web Module)
- Under the Web Server Role, ensure these services are installed (For Web Module):
- IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
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The server requirements increase depending on the amount of log data you need to analyze at any one time, and the type and number of reports you need to generate. However, here is a rough guideline based on network size:
|Network Size||Recommended Server Specification|
|Less than 500 Users||4 CPUs/Cores, 6 GB RAM|
|500 – 1000 Users||4 CPUs/Cores, 8 GB RAM|
|1000 – 3000 Users||8 CPUs/Cores, 12 GB RAM|
|3000 – 5000 Users||8 CPUs/Cores, 16 GB RAM|
|5000+ Users||16 CPUs/Cores, 24 GB RAM|
Now that everything is installed, let’s get into it! Watch the tour video below to familiarize yourself with WebSpy Vantage, then watch the individual feature videos to get up and running quickly.
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Create a dedicated User Account
All settings are stored under the currently logged in user’s profile. Using the software under a new user account will result in a clean (brand new) configuration. By using a dedicated user account, you can provide the login credentials to others that need to use the software with the same configuration.
- Install WebSpy Vantage by double-clicking the WebSpy Vantage Ultimate 2.1 Installation executable in the downloaded zip file. Proceed through the wizard to install.
- Install the WebSpy Vantage Web Module (optional) by double-clicking the WebSpy Vantage Web Module installation executable in the downloaded zip file. Proceed through the wizard to install.
Configure Authentication on the Web Module
- When the Web Module has installed, it will launch your browser and open the Initial Configuration Wizard
- Proceed through the wizard to set your authentication type. If you are unsure, use ‘Vantage In-Built’ authentication. If you want IIS to handle authentication (such as perform Windows Authentication) select ‘IIS Integrated’ and ensure the required authentication type is set in IIS. When using Windows Authentication, enter usernames in the format of domain\username.
Connect WebSpy Vantage with the Web Module
- In WebSpy Vantage, go to the Web Module tab.
- Click Add Web Module and enter the URL of your Web Module (without the ‘http://’). E.g. localhost/webmodule
- Enter your authentication details (specified during the initial configuration wizard above) and click OK.
- You should now have Vantage connected to the Web Module and it can be used to publish and share reports.
- Go to Tools | Options | Proxy and ensure your proxy options are set correctly. This allows Vantage to download updates and register. Make sure your server can access *.webspy.com.
- Go to Tools | Options | Email and set the SMTP server you would like to use for emailing reports and notifications.