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Installation Prerequisites

Follow these requirements to install Faddom successfully:


Software Prerequisites:

Deployment types:

  1. On a Windows server (2012 and up) – either virtual or physical. If using Hyper-V you will need to ensure that a static MAC is assigned to the VM
  2. Deploying the Linux-based Faddom Server VA (Virtual Appliance)
    to a VMware Server

Hardware requirements:

  Minimum requirements Recommended requirements
(default for OVA installation)
CPU Dual CPU/Dual-core CPU 8 CPUs/cores
Memory (RAM) 4GB RAM 16GB RAM
Disk 10GB free disk space 40GB free disk space


Network Prerequisites:

Follow the requirements based on your preferred deployment type:

  • NetFlow/sFlow mode
    NetFlow should be configured either at the switch/router level or on the VMware vSwitch.
    The NetFlow traffic should be directed to the IP address of the Faddom Server/Sensor, any port can be used (all incoming traffic is captured).
    NetFlow port 4739 needs to be open on the firewall to allow the NetFlow traffic to flow into the Faddom appliance. For further information see What ports need to be open for Faddom to function?
    Supported NetFlow versions: 5, 6, 7, 9, IPFix.
    View Configure Netflow in VMware guide.
    Need to confirm whether third-party network adapters are attached as some of these interfere with NetFlow. If so, it is advised to test on one VLAN to check if there will be any interference.

    Note: For NetFlow-only deployments, a single server setup can be used, without a separate sensor. A separate sensor is supported but is not required.
    It is also possible to configure multiple NetFlow statistics outputs, from separate networks to the Faddom Server/Sensor host, using multiple network cards.

  • ESX mode
    The Faddom Sensor Virtual Appliance should be deployed to each ESX Server, and connected to a port group configured with promiscuous mode.
    The recommended hardware requirements are
         - Dual CPU/dual-core
         - 1GB RAM
         - 100MB free disk space

    View How to Deploy A Sensor via Faddom UI
  • Faddom Sensor
    Supported Operating Systems:
    - Windows 2008/2012/2016 Servers
    - Windows 7/8/10
    - RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 and up (other Linux flavors are supported as well, please contact Faddom support for details)

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