Configuration defines how Scopemon connects to Probes, what network traffic is measured, and how results are handled. Scopemon always requires configuration when deployed on a new computer. Familiarizing with parameters, their purpose, and use cases is therefore essential in efficient use of Scopemon.
For a detailed description of each parameter and how to use them, please refer to Scopemon Parameter Reference.
1. Command Line Parameters #
Scopemon accepts a few command line parameters. These parameters can be inspected by typing
QosiumScopemon.exe -h in command prompt / terminal:
C:\Scopemon>QosiumScopemon.exe -h Qosium Scopemon Options: -?, -h, --help Displays this help. -v, --version Displays version information. -c, --config <FILENAME> Override the default configuration filename
2. Configuration File #
Scopemon is configured by editing the configuration file. By default, this is a file named
config.ini located in Scopemon installation directory. It is possible to use another file by launching Scopemon with
-c <FILENAME> parameter, where
<FILENAME> is the absolute or relative path to the configuration file.
The configuration file follows basic ini configuration notation. All parameters belong to a section, and are defined by using
[SectionName] parameter1=value parameter2=value
- Each parameter has a list/range of allowed values. Consult each parameter individually for allowed values
- Using an invalid value for a parameter results in a warning/error/undesired behavior
- If a parameter is omitted, the default value will be used instead
3. Editing & Saving #
The configuration file can be edited with any text editor software which supports basic text files. When Scopemon is started, the configuration file is loaded automatically.
A typical configuration editing process is as follows:
- Close running Scopemon instance
- Open the configuration file for editing
- After editing, save changes and close the configuration file
- Restart Scopemon
This section presents an example of how to configure Scopemon. It should give an insight into what the configuration file looks like and how it is structured. Most parameters are already set to default values, which are appropriate for most use cases. However, several parameters are almost always required.
Scopemon is configured via parameters. This reference lists all available parameters, default values, allowed values, and use examples.