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Release Notes

UnifyIP 1.0

February 2006

Contents

1 ABOUT UNIFYIP

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Why UnifyIP?

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Making Services Perform

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Why is End-to-End Service Troubleshooting Important?

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2 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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3 UNIFYIP FEATURES

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HTTP User Analysis

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HTTP Page Analysis

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The HTTP Page Analysis feature investigates HTTP traffic with a vision of the Network Web page perception

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FTP Analysis

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The FTP Page Analysis feature investigates FTP traffic by Mobile IP or FTP server

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HTTP/FTP Multiple Interface Analysis

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4 KNOWN ISSUES

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1 About UnifyIP

Why UnifyIP?

The drive for wireless operators to squeeze more out of existing 2G and 2.5G investments and to generate new revenue from 3G networks as quickly as possible are major priorities. At the same time they must overcome some major challenges, including the growing complexity of wireless technology and the associated problems of wireless/IP convergence. They need to do all this against a backdrop of critical skills shortages and enormous time pressures imposed by governments, debt repayment plans and competition.

Making Services Perform

Actix UnifyIP provides the wireless operator and vendor engineering teams with the ability to:

Determine the root cause of service problems resulting from the complex interaction of wireless infrastructure and IP protocols. By correlating IP sessions across network interfaces, from the client to the application server, key service-impacting issues, such as lost packets and high delays, can be identified and isolated.

Quickly evaluate the behavior of packet data services and provide tools to troubleshoot the causes of poor data service performance.

Actix UnifyIP utilizes measurements made by standard protocol analyzers and IP sniffers to enable engineers to compare service layer messaging and performance at each interface between the end-user and the application server, in order to isolate the factors contributing to poor performance.

Why is End-to-End Service Troubleshooting Important?

In the market, many products (such as drive test tools and protocol analyzers) allow users to monitor radio or network performance. However, sometimes they provide poor KPI creation and troubleshooting capabilities and none combines those features with a clear vision of user perception (QoE).

Actix UnifyIP (available for GPRS, EDGE, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, UMTS and HSDPA) on one hand offers a wide range of key performance indicators that assess the true end to end service performance and on the other automates the process of session correlation across multiple interfaces, thus facilitating and accelerating the root cause analysis.

UnifyIP’s summary pages show a high-level overview of service utilization and user behavior, whereas on the analysis pages you are able to investigate specific WEB pages or FTP downloads and drill down to message sequence and very specific indicators.

Unify IP fine tunes 2.5G and 3G networks by providing end-to-end analysis of packet-based applications, protocols and services and the interactions that can lead to poor service quality, in order to increase the overall performance of the different services

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2 System Requirements

If you install UnifyIP on a system that does not meet the recommended configuration requirements, you may suffer from:

Inability to process large amounts of data

Delays when trying to perform certain tasks

Low performance of advanced correlation and analysis capabilities

of advanced correlation and analysis capabilities The following section defines the recommended and minimum

The following section defines the recommended and minimum system requirements for successfully running UnifyIP.

Hardware requirements

All Actix Solutions are 32-bit applications that run on the following Microsoft operating systems (Windows XP or 2000 is strongly recommended) and their latest service packs:

Recommended:

Alternative:

MS Windows XP

Microsoft Windows 2000

Because UnifyIP uses system memory in a much more efficient way on later operating systems (Windows 2000 and later), we strongly recommend that, if necessary, you upgrade to one of these systems.

Hardware

Recommended Specification

Processor:

P4 2.6 GHz

Memory (RAM):

1 GB

Disk space:

60+ GB available

CD-ROM drive:

To install the application

One Parallel Port or USB Port:

For single-user hardware key

Monitor:

1600 x 1200 pixels 64K color resolution

Other equipment:

Mouse and keyboard

UnifyIP performs best when the Windows Virtual Memory Paging size is set to between 1000 and 1500 MB. The method for setting this parameter varies by operating system. Please consult your OS help for specific instructions regarding this parameter.

3 UnifyIP Features

HTTP User Analysis

The HTTP User Analysis feature investigates HTTP traffic with a vision of the user perception (QoE).

Select the Interface you want to investigate, then sort by:

Mobile IP, Host or User Agent

then sort by: Mobile IP , Host or User Agent HTTP Page Analysis The HTTP Page

HTTP Page Analysis

The HTTP Page Analysis feature investigates HTTP traffic with a vision of the Network Web page perception.

Select the

Interface you

want to

investigate,

perception. Select the Interface you want to investigate, then sort by: Mobile IP , Host or

then sort by:

Mobile IP, Host or User Agent

FTP Analysis

The FTP Page Analysis feature investigates FTP traffic by Mobile IP or FTP server

Select the

Interface you

want to

investigate,

then sort by:

Mobile IP or Server

you want to investigate, then sort by: Mobile IP or Server HTTP/FTP Multiple Interface Analysis The

HTTP/FTP Multiple Interface Analysis

The UnifyIP Analysis page gives the engineer an E2E view of HTTP/FTP on Multiple Interface and steers him or her through the analysis of R, Iu/Iub, Gn, Gi, and Server data.

Select the session you want to analyze and then select:

Failure Analysis, Time Analysis or Traffic Analysis

select: Failure Analysis , Time Analysis or Traffic Analysis Copyright Actix © 2005 UnifyIP 1.0 Release

4 Known Issues

Truncated logging is not supported. If packets are truncated during logging, UnifyIP might not work correctly. UnifyIP needs complete packets in order to build meaningful KPIs.

HTTP Pipelining is not supported.

HTTP Decompression and Reassemble is not supported

HTTP Selective Acknowledgments (SACK) is not supported

Iu and Iub combined traces may not work (if both user planes are included, event detection will not discriminate between them).

Before loading the data, you should use the Scenarios link on the Load and Select Data page and then select the scenarios for the protocols that you are investigating. Selecting those scenarios and no others generally improves the performance of UnifyIP.

CDMA client files with IP tunneling will not be loaded correctly – PPP reassembly will drop packets and cause the application layer to produce misleading data.