OmniPeek Enterprise Support FAQs



What are the new features in OmniPeek Enterprise 9.1?

  • Geographical breakdown of traffic per IP address
  • Pattern and string filter enhancements
  • Support for protocol identification of ICAP, Cisco FabricPath and CAPWAP
  • Performance improvements
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What new local graph enhancements has OmniPeek 9.1 added?

OmniPeek graphs now has the option to use a variety of graph types in 9.1. There is a newly added dropdown menu which contains all the available graph types such as Stacked Bar, Skyline, Stacked Skyline, Stacked Area, Points, and Bar Pie.

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How do I see the Geographical Breakdown in traffic?

This utility gives a graphic view of Application utilization, Application latency and Application details of flows, packets and bytes.

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I am running OmniPeek on a Win 2012 server. I cannot see the Compass dashboard, and I have Flash installed. What is the problem?

To view the Compass dashboard in OmniPeek running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system, you must manually enable Flash Player through the Server Manager.

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What is the Application Dashboard view in OmniPeek 9.1?

This utility gives a graphic view of Application utilization, Application latency and Application details of flows, packets and bytes.

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What is the Application Statistics view in OmniPeek 9.1?

The view displays total applications statistics for the duration of the file, capture, or search in a list with the follow columns:

  • Application
  • Utilization %
  • Bytes %
  • Packets %
  • Bytes
  • Packets
  • First Time
  • Last Time
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What is the Compass Application view?

The Compass view now includes enhancements such as an Applications statistics chart window for grouping statistics by applications.

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How come there is no more Apdex view in OmniPeek?

The Application Statistics Dashboard replaced the old Apdex Dashboard. The dashboard includes the following elements:

  • Application utilization - a graph of the Top N applications, similar to the graph in CTD stats
  • Application latency - using the latency calculation code from Compass to graph the latency of the top 10 applications
  • Application details (Flows/packets/bytes) - same view as "Statistics -> Applications"
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Are there any Compass Hot Keys I can use?

Yes. Please contact tech support for a full list using the link below:

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What is the Label Packets feature?

OmniPeek 9.1 now supports labeling packets by color.

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Where can I see the geographic location of Nodes?

The Nodes view has two columns: "Country" and "City". This will give a good overview of the geographic location of different nodes.

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What is the TCPDump Remote Adapter in OmniPeek 9.1 Capture Options dialog?

It was a downloadable plug-in but now we have integrated it with OmniPeek 9.1. The Remote TCPDump Adapter is a plug-in for the OmniPeek Console that connects to remote machines through SSH and runs TCPDump.

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What happened to the Cisco and Aruba remote adapters in the Capture Options dialog?

OmniPeek now provides a single remote adapter to replace the individual ones called "Access Point Capture Adapter"

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What way does Compass display Data Rates statistics in OmniPeek 9.1?

Compass displays "Data Rates" statistics chart window for grouping statistics by data rates for wireless traffic.

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What ways does Compass generate statistics in OmniPeek 9.1?

From file(s) in the Compass Workspace navigation bar and by creating projects from one or more packet files in the Compass Workspace mode.

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What is the VLAN-MPLS Advanced Filter Node?

This is an advanced filter node which you will be able to specify one or more VLAN IDs or ID ranges. Also, you will be able to specify one or more MPLS Labels or Label ranges.

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Do the built in Cisco and Aruba remote adapters capture 802.11ac traffic?

Yes, the Cisco and Aruba Remote Adapters now have the capabilities of capturing 802.11ac traffic.

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What are the supported Cisco and Aruba 802.11ac AP's that are supported in OmniPeek 8.0?

The supported AP's are the Cisco 2700, 3700 and Aruba 225 models.

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Do the Cisco and Aruba AP's support multi-stream 802.11ac configuration?

Yes, they support MIMO: 1, 2, and 3 spatial stream configurations.

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Do these 802.11ac AP;s require WLAN controllers?

Yes, for Cisco the AIR-CT2504-K9 V01. It needs at least the following firmware version: v7.6.1.116. For the Aruba, it requires the Aruba 7200 series controller with version 6.4 or greater of the firmware.

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On OmniPeek 9.1 Tools menu, what task does the "Merge Packet Files" option accomplish?

The Merge Packet Files feature allows you to merge multiple packet files into one. Keep in mind, they all must be the same media type (e.g., Ethernet and Wireless).

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What file formats can I merge together and what formats can I save them as?

The inserted and destination files must be of a supported WildPackets packet file format (*.pkt, *.wpz).

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Can OmniPeek 9.1 display the Modulation Coding Scheme (MCS) and the number of Spatial Streams?

Yes, OmniPeek has the ability to display the information such as MCS index and the number of spatial streams. They will be displayed in the packet list view and the packet decode view.

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OmniPeek supports Multiple IP Addresses and/or IP Address Range Filters, how do I create one?

  • Click on the View Filters icon.
  • Click on the Insert Filter icon.
  • Select the Type as Advanced.
  • Go to the And/Or option and select Address.
  • Select the Multiple tab and began to enter your Addresses.
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What is the Multi-Segment Analysis (MSA) feature in OmniPeek?

It allows you to quickly and easily locate, visualize, and analyze one or more flows as they traverse several capture points on your network from end-to-end.

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I have zoomed into millisecond mode using Compass, but why do I not see anything in the network utilization graphs?

Bar graphs are difficult to see in millisecond mode since there are many points to display in such a small area. The resolution would be to change the graph type to something other than bar graph.

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Why is the time duration shown in the Compass network utilization window different from the OmniPeek time duration?

The time duration shown in Compass represents the number of points in the graph, while OmniPeek's time duration is strictly based upon the difference in time between the first and last captured packet timestamps.

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What are some of the Advanced Filters UI Enhancements?

  1. Cut, copy, and paste using commands from the context menu.
  2. Swap And/Or values of different filter elements. The And/Or designations are also now shown in the Advanced Filter View.
  3. The ability to add comments to individual filter elements.
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Can I actually edit an OmniEngine rather than having to delete it and recreate a new one?

Yes, in OmniPeek Engines view you can right-click on an Engine and edit its properties and save them.

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