What is SQprobe?
SQprobe is a high performance IP network probe provided as an installable software application, which is specially engineered to analyze and report on the performance of voice, video and data services. It passively monitors network traffic at very high speeds, providing detailed QoE and performance measurements for individual VoIP calls and video sessions, and a comprehensive range of network usage, diagnostics and demographic data.
What metrics does SQprobe provide?
Key measurements provided by SQprobe include Mean Opinion Scores (MOS) for VoIP calls and video conferencing sessions, packet loss, jitter and delay metrics, decoded SIP signaling information and many more. Used for network data analysis, SQprobe reports extensive performance and usage statistics for individual VLANs and UDP, TCP, TLS and IPSEC flows, along with volumes of key traffic types (e.g. HTTP) and volume of data by service provider for top video content providers and network-based services. For a complete list of reported metrics, please contact us
How do I view metrics from SQprobe?
SQprobe sends quality reports to Telchemy's SQmediator
performance management application, a multi-user management system that supports both passive monitoring and active testing.
Do I need special hardware to run SQprobe?
No. SQprobe is a pure software application that can run on off-the-shelf Linux server hardware or as a virtual application on a Linux VM. It is not tied to any proprietary vendor hardware.
Will SQprobe make my network slower?
No. SQprobe is a passive monitoring solution that is designed not to increase network load. SQprobe quality reports are small (less than 4 Kbytes) and are designed to have minimal impact on bandwidth.
How many calls can SQprobe monitor at one time?
It depends on the system configuration and type of calls being monitored. SQprobe can handle from 5 Mbps up to 10 Gbps of call traffic, based on product licensing and available resources such as number of CPU cores. For example, SQprobe typically supports from 100 concurrent G.711 calls on a single core ARM/MIPS platform, up to 50,000 calls on zero copy NIC hardware with 8-16 CPU cores. For details on support for specific environments, please contact us