Installation and Setup

Setup Instructions for New Installations

Fastvue Reporter for ContentKeeper Installer

1. Download and Install

Download Fastvue Reporter for ContentKeeper and install on a machine (or virtual machine) that meets our recommended requirements for your network size.

Fastvue Reporter is designed for 64 bit Windows Server Operating Systems running Windows Server 2008 R2 or above (will also run on Windows 7, Windows 8 or above, but a server OS is preferred). The Web Server and Application Server Roles (.NET 3.5 and IIS) will be automatically installed and configured.
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.

The default data retention policy in Fastvue Reporter is 90 days or 50 GB, whichever comes first. This can be adjusted in Settings | Data Storage.

The amount of data stored per day will vary depending on the amount of traffic flowing through your ContentKeeper. Check the amount of data in Settings | Data Storage after one day of installing to see if you need to make adjustments to the data retention policy.

When compared to ContentKeeper’s original web filtering syslog text files, Fastvue Reporter’s database is roughly 40% of the uncompressed log file size.

2. Configure Web Filtering Syslog

Ensure you are using ContentKeeper Secure Internet Gateway v.16653 (25 July 2015) or above, then configure ContentKeeper to send Web Filtering Syslog messages to the Fastvue Reporter machine. Use the ContentKeeper ‘Search’ function to search for Syslog to access the Syslog Configuration page.

Under Realtime Logging set:

  • Operational Mode : On 
  • Format : ARM
  • Server IP:Port: [IP of the Fastvue Reporter Server]
    (only specify a port if you need to use something other than 514. Ensure you also use this port when adding the Source in Fastvue Reporter)
  • Facility Level: LOG_INFO

Also ensure the following options are set:

  • Do you want to append URL Arguments to logged URL’s: Yes
  • Do you want to append the Referer to the log: Yes
  • Do you want to append the Microsoft Domain Name to the Username: Yes
Adding a ContentKeeper Source in Fastvue Reporter

3. Add a Source

Add the ContentKeeper as a Source in Fastvue Reporter 2. 0. This can be done on the start page that is presented after installation, or in Settings | Sources | Add Source.

Fastvue Reporter for ContentKeeper - Overview Dashboard

4. Enjoy!

It may take 10-20 seconds before the first records are imported. You can watch the records and dates imported in Settings | Sources. Once records start importing, you can go to the Dashboard tab to see your live network traffic.

Now you can explore all the features of Fastvue Reporter such as:

  • Live Dashboards (Bandwidth, Productivity and Web Protection).
  • Simple, Powerful Reporting.
  • Private Report Sharing (including Scheduled Private Reports).
  • Real time alerts.
  • Seamless Active Directory integration
  • + Many more!

Fastvue Reporter for ContentKeeper Backup

1. Backup Fastvue Reporter’s Data and Settings

If you want to upgrade your existing installation, we recommend backing up your existing settings and data first. This is as simple as making a full copy of the contents of Fastvue Reporter’s data location, shown in Settings | Data Storage | Settings (default is C:\ProgramData\Fastvue\Reporter for ContentKeeper).

Tip: Compress the backup, especially the data.fvfs folder as this can be quite large.

Fastvue Reporter - Backup Web.Config

2. Backup Custom IIS Settings (if applicable)

If you have secured the Fastvue Reporter website with IIS or applied any other custom settings in IIS directly, you should also backup the web.config file in the website’s directory (usually under c:\inetpub\wwwroot\<fastvuereporter’s site name>). The installer will attempt to also backup and restore this file for you, but this is a good idea just incase there is an issue with the installation.

Fastvue Reporter for ContentKeeper Installer

3. Upgrade / Installation

Once your current environment is backed up, simply run the new installer over the top of your existing installation to upgrade. The installer will pick up your existing settings, so just click next throughout the wizard without making any changes. Once installed, browse to the site and clear the browser cache by hitting ctrl + F5 (cmd + R on Mac).

Note: This process upgrades the application only. Your existing data and reports are not affected and will be available as normal after the installation. However, the Dashboard and Alerts from the previous installation will be cleared and will start rebuilding as new data is imported.

Fastvue Reporter for ContentKeeper - Overview Dashboard

4. Enjoy!

It may take 10-20 seconds before the first records are imported. You can watch the records count in Settings | Sources. Once records start importing, you can go to the Dashboard tab to see your live network traffic.

Now you can test out the new features of Fastvue Reporter , such as:

  • Live Dashboards (Bandwidth, Productivity and Web Protection).
  • Simple, Powerful Reporting.
  • Private Report Sharing (including Scheduled Private Reports).
  • Real time alerts.
  • Seamless Active Directory integration
  • + Many more!