Installing WebSpy Vantage Ultimate

Download WebSpy Vantage Ultimate 3.0 and install on a machine (or virtual machine) that meets our recommended requirements for your network size (see below).

Before you begin, create a dedicated User Account
All settings are stored under the currently logged in user’s profile. Using the software under a new user account will result in a clean (brand new) configuration. If more than one person needs to login and use the software with access to the same settings (storages, report templates etc.), create a dedicated ‘WebSpy’ user account, then provide the login credentials to all the people that need to use the software with the same configuration.

Supported Operating Systems

WebSpy Vantage 3.0 is designed for 64 bit Windows Server Operating Systems running Windows Server 2008 R2 or above. The WebSpy Vantage Installer will automatically install .NET Framework 4.6 if an earlier version (or no version) of the .NET Framework exists.

RAM / CPU Requirements

System requirements vary depending on the amount of log data being analyzed, the number of reports being run simultaneously, and the complexity of those reports. Below is a server specification guide based on the number of users in an organization which generally impacts log file sizes and reporting requirements.

Network Size Recommended Server Specification
Less than 500 Users 4 CPUs/Cores, 6 GB RAM
500 – 1000 Users 4 CPUs/Cores, 8 GB RAM
1000 – 3000 Users 8 CPUs/Cores, 12 GB RAM
3000 – 5000 Users 8 CPUs/Cores, 16 GB RAM
5000+ Users 16 CPUs/Cores, 24 GB RAM
* Virtual environments are recommended so you can scale the resources as required.

Data Storage Requirements

The amount of data stored per day will vary depending on the amount of log file data imported into your WebSpy Vantage storages. Generally speaking, your WebSpy Vantage Storages will be about 80% the size of imported log files (uncompressed log file size).

You can also apply NTFS compression and data deduplication to your WebSpy Vantage Storage folder (Tools | Options | Paths | Storages) to reduce the size of your Storages on disk.

You can automate your own data retention policy using the Purge Data from Storage task action which will automatically remove data older than a certain date.