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Sonar Endpoint Setup

Whether you use Sapphire Eye or Mobile Eye, Sonar by 7SIGNAL is a test endpoint for active tests, like Throughput, Packet Loss, and Jitter. You can install Sonars in multiple locations to get application performance results from both wireless and wired networks across your Enterprise. Sonar software may be installed on a dedicated server or virtual machine. 

Ports and Protocols

Cloud Sonars

7SIGNAL Sonar endpoints in the cloud are available to 7SIGNAL customers only. Depending upon your location in the world, you can select the appropriate Sonar. Below is a list.

Installing the Virtual Machine

Here is a download link to an OVF template.  It’s the simplest way to get Sonar up and running. We recommend deploying the OVA via the vSphere Web Client. It is compatible with VMWare ESXi 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 and 6.7 as well as VMware Workstation 14.

Sizing Requirements Matrix for Sonar VM

# of Sapphire Eyes # of Mobile Eyes CPU Cores Clock Speed RAM Disk Space Disk Type LAN
1-50 < 100 2 2.4 GHz 4 GB 20 GB HD 5400 rpm 1 GB
51-100 < 1,000 4 2.6 GHz 4 GB 20 GB HD 5400 rpm 1 GB
100-300 <3,000 4 2.6 GHz 8 GB 20 GB HD 5400 rpm 1 GB
>300 >3,000 Requires Additional Sonar


Installing the Application

First, you must enable the sapphire-distribution yum repository by issuing the command below. Please type the command into your shell and do not copy and paste it from this page. 

# curl -1sLf ‘’ | sudo codename=7 bash

Then, install Sonar with this command:

# yum install 7signal-Sonar


The 7sonar utility has several useful commands for viewing and updating settings:

# 7sonar config
Server name : Sonar
Server port(s) : 80
Max. clients : 300
First MOS port : 50000
Number of MOS ports : 100

# 7sonar loglevel
Log level is INFO

# 7sonar config set name <new name>
# 7sonar config set port <TCP port number>
# 7sonar config set maxclients <number of concurrent clients>
# 7sonar mosstart <first UDP port number>
# 7sonar mossize <number of UDP ports>
# 7sonar loglevel set <DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR>


Start the Sonar server with the following command:

# 7sonar start