The PCAP Snap app is used to capture network traffic and then transfer it to designated Red Piranha servers for automatic analysis and manual examination. The most convenient aspect of using this application is that it has a phenomenal packet capture scheduler that can be used to add multiple schedules as per requirements.
|Left-hand Navigation Panel > Compliance Control > PCAP SNAP|
This feature of the PCAP snap application is programmed to set a pre-defined schedule for the packet capture. A particular time of the day can be selected to proceed with the packet capture process with the help of a user friendly interface. The objective of the packet capture process is to extract PCAP files from the Crystal Eye and send it to the Red Piranha servers for further analysis. These PCAP files are useful for troubleshooting a much focused event while app is programmed to smooth up complex troubleshooting process involving multiple devices in the Crystal Eye network.
While setting the packet capture schedule the administrator will be prompted to provide the following details:
How to Schedule the Packet Capture (PCAP) Process?
Step 1: In the PCAP Snap application page, click the Add button under the Schedules section.
Step 2: You will now see Add New Schedule page. Enter the Schedule Name, Start Hour, Start Minute, End Hour, and End Minute.
Step 3: Select the Schedule from the dropdown.
Note: The packet capture process can be scheduled as a One Time or a Weekly affair.
Step 4: Enable or Disable the scheduled packet capture.
Step 5: Enter the Upload Start Hour and the Upload Start Minute. Now click the Add button.
Note: The PCAP Snap app will automatically schedule the server upload process for a time slot 5 minutes post packet capture process.
You will now see the scheduled details in the relevant table as highlighted in the screenshot:
Note: Once the scheduled packet capture process starts the app status will change to running as highlighted in the screenshot below. After the packets capture process ends, the PCAP files will appear in the Log Table which will eventually be sent to the Red Piranha server.