The Visual BACnet Capture Tool is an application that captures BACnet traffic (IP, Ethernet, and MS/TP) into a file and then automatically uploads it to Visual BACnet for analysis.
Please refer to the Visual BACnet Capture Tool: Quick Start Guide for details on how to use it.
Before installing and using the capture tool, make sure that you have the following:
- A Visual BACnet account (cloud or on-premise server)
- An API key generated from Visual BACnet. Please see Finding Your API Key for instructions.
- The latest version of Google's Chrome Web Browser.
NOTE: This is required in order to manage the tool locally or from another computer on the same network.
- A supported operating system: CentOS 8 (64-bit)
NOTE: Yum must be up-to-date on your system in order for the capture libraries to be properly installed.
- Ideal host hardware:
- 1.4 GHz or faster processor
- 2 GB of RAM or more
- 2 GB of hard disk space or more
- A network connection capable of reaching Visual BACnet (cloud or on-premise)
- An Internet connection for the installation process (e.g. to download dependencies)
- A capture interface, either built-in (i.e. Ethernet port) or USB adapter (i.e. USB-to-Ethernet or USB-to-MS/TP) that is supported by your chosen version of Linux.
NOTE: Download the installer to your default download folder (e.g. Home > Downloads).
- Added ability to capture BACnet/Ethernet traffic.
- First release for CentOS
This software uses port 4000. Before installing it, make sure that no other software on your system is using this port. Also, if is not already open, but you plan to access the capture tool from another computer on the same LAN, you will need to open port 4000.
Make sure the installer (.RPM) is in your download folder (e.g. Home > Downloads) before opening the terminal and executing the following commands:
sudo yum install libpcap
dnf --enablerepo=powertools install libpcap-devel
cd /home/<USERNAME>/DownloadsNOTE: In place of <USERNAME>, use your actual Linux account username.
sudo yum install OptigoCaptureTool-<VERSION>.x86_64.rpm -yNOTE: In place of <VERSION>, use the version information in the installation package's filename.
Wait for installation to complete and then proceed to the Visual BACnet Capture Tool: Quick Start Guide to start using the capture tool.