Installation instructions for NetFlow Auditor and supported Operating Systems

NetFlow Auditor Windows Installation Instructions

Thank you for downloading NetFlow Auditor, incorporating:

Real-Time - Real-time analytics for QoS, performance optimization, compliance and root-cause discovery.
Real-Time provides enhanced troubleshooting and forensic capabilities for today’s complex networks. NetFlow Auditor's real-time engine is also an intuitive intelligent agent that learns and builds a baseline of the traffic flows occurring on any network and can alert network management on bursts, scans and peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic. The level of granularity and the ability to drill into the traffic is unprecedented with every flow being stored for every minute for at least seven days.

Long-Term - Historical trending for capacity planning, traffic accounting and service level analysis.
Long-Term trending processing provides a robust fully automated end-to-end Network knowledge base to enable you to baseline, plan and profile the use of any element within your network. Long-Term trending equips management with the knowledge to better understand IT resource and network usage enabling an organization to maximize operational efficiency.

  • Distribution of this software in any shape or form is strictly prohibited!
  • Subject to DigiToll License and 3rd Party Terms and Conditions.

System Requirements
It is recommended that NetFlow Auditor be installed on a dedicated PC or server.

NetFlow v5, v7, or v9, Flexible NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, Cisco ASA or equivalent must be enabled.

Operating System
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP Professional x64
  • Windows XP
Database Engine
MySQL community-nt - Provided with NetFlow Auditor Installation

Web Server
Apache Tomcat - Provided with DigiToll NetFlow Auditor Installation

Java - Provided with DigiToll NetFlow Auditor Installation

Hardware (Recommended)
CPU - 2GHz (8 Cores recommended for larger environments)
RAM - 2GB (4 GB recommended for larger environments)
HDD - 100GB
Ethernet Port

Front End
Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Sun Java JRE v1.6.0_12 or later - Get it here.

NetFlow Auditor
Once the Operating System is installed and configured and the system has rebooted, you can install the NetFlow Auditor Server on your Windows operating system.

The following instructions will take you step by step through the NetFlow Auditor installation process:

Windows Edition
To install NetFlow Auditor on your Windows O/S:

Launch the NetFlow Auditor Windows installation pack to start the NetFlow Auditor Installation Wizard.

The Installation Wizard will start and you are prompted about the third party software to be installed for NetFlow Auditor.


Click Next button to proceed, and you are prompted to the Software License Agreement.


You need to accept the terms before the installation can proceed.

Click Next button you need to type in the names of the user and your company.


Click Next button you will be prompted to choose where you want to install NetFlow Auditor. By default NetFlow Auditor will be installed in the directory C:\Program Files\DigiToll. Click Change button to choose a desired one. Click Next to continue.


In choosing installation directory, please note the partition should have enough disk space for your data. Click Next to move to the next step.

NetFlow Auditor has gathered enough information. Click Install to install NetFlow Auditor. In this process NetFlow Auditor will perform a series of operations automatically to complete the installation.


Installation Wizard will copy files to the selected installation directory.


Installation Wizard will install third party softwares including Java, MySQL server and Tomcat.


Installation Wizard will install NetFlow Auditor services.


Installation process is complete. Click Finish to quit the Wizard.


NetFlow Auditor will not work until license keys have been obtained from IdeaData or one of its agents. Please register for an evaluation license key.

After the license key is acquired, start the Front End and load the license key. Any further configuration and reporting can be done only after the license key is activated.

Configuration (Windows)
By default, NetFlow Auditor will listen on UDP port 2055 and 9995 for NetFlow Stream. The UDP port can be changed in NetFlow Auditor Front End.