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Packet Capture Tool

This feature may not be available on all platforms. Please check your system's actual page to see if your device delivers this feature.

You can capture packets in the system with multiple capture tasks by Packets Capture Tools. With one or more packets capture rules in the task, and system will capture packages with multiple conditions in real time. At the same time, you can view the current captured and lost packages at any time. The captured packages can be downloaded or exported to a local location and then viewed through a third-party packet capture tool.

Configuring Packet Capture Tools

To capture packets, take the following steps:

  1. Select System > Diagnostic Tool > Packet Capture Tool.
  2. Click New.
  3. Click OK.
  4. For each task, click Start button in the Capture Packets column to start capturing packets, and Start button will change to Capturing. Click the Status to view the current size/number of packets captured.
  5. To stop capturing packets, click Capturing button in the Capture Packets column.
  6. After you stop capturing packets or the capturing is completed, click Download at the top-right corner of the Capture Grid List to save the captured packets to a specified location.
  7. You can select one or more file entries, and click Export at the top right corner of the list to export the package files. The exported grab package files are in compressed format.
  8. To clear packet capture data, select a packet capture task and click the Clear Data button. All files captured under this task will be cleared.
  The system allows you to create at most 5 packets capture tasks.

Create a Packet Capture Rule

To create a packet capture rule, take the following steps:

  1. Select System > Diagnostic Tool > Packet Capture Tool.
  2. Click New.
  3. Click New at Package Capture Rule to open the Packet Capture Rule page.

  4. Click OK.
A maximum of 8 packet capture rules can be created in the same packet capture task.

Packet Capture Global Configuration

The global configuration items of packet capture vary according to the type of device:

  • For devices with hard disks, you can configure the percentage of the packet capture files to the total hard disk size.
  • For devices without hard disks, you can configure the packet capture file save percent and the packet capture file save time.

To configure the global configuration, take the following steps:

  1. Select System > Diagnostic Tool > Packet Capture Tool.
  2. Click the Global Configuration button in the upper right corner of the page to open the Global Configuration page.
  3. The global configuration page of the device with hard disk is as follows:
    OptionDescription
    Disk Space PercentEnter the percentage of the packet capture file to the total hard disk size in the text box. The range is 5%-50%. The default value is 10%.
  4. The global configuration page of packet capture for devices without hard disk is as follows:
    OptionDescription
    File Save PercentEnter the maximum percentage of the remaining memory allowed by the packet capture file in the text box, the range is 5%-50%, and the default value is 10%.
    File Save TimeEnter the length of time the packet capture file is saved in the text box, the unit is minutes, the range is 1-1440 minutes, and the default value is 30 minutes.
  5. Click OK.