Install & upgrade

There are two types of AKIPS images:

  1. The “Install & Upgrade ISO”:
    This ISO can be used for either a full clean installation, or an upgrade of an existing installation. An upgrade of the OS on a running system only takes a few minutes to complete.
  2. The “USB Install Memstick” is a file which can be burned to a USB stick for installing on physical hardware.

To upgrade an existing system with the “Install & Upgrade ISO”:

  1. Download the image to your PC
  2. Login to your AKIPS server as admin
  3. Go to the Admin -> System -> Update menu
  4. Choose the image to upload
  5. Click Start Upgrade

Version 24.1   26th February 2024

  1. Upgraded the operating system to FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE-p10:
  2. Updated third-party packages.
  3. Added ability to perform multiple “captures” in a Config Crawler script.
  4. Made port configurable in Config Crawler.
  5. Fixed spurious ZFS warnings preventing backups from starting.
  6. Added Proxim reports.
  7. Added/updated compiled MIBs:
    • Chatsworth
    • Fortinet

Minimum requirements

VM Deployment
  • Commercial grade VM (e.g. VMware)
  • Dedicated CPU cores
  • Sufficient RAM (50% free)
  • SAN with thick provisioned preallocated storage


Physical / Bare Metal
  • Off the shelf server (e.g. Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, etc)
  • Sufficient RAM (50% free)
  • RAID 1 or 10


Network size
Minimum platform


  • 50,000 interfaces
  • Virtual Machine
  • 2+ CPU Cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 200 GB disk space


  • 100,000 interfaces
  • Virtual Machine
  • 4+ CPU Cores
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 500 GB disk space


  • 250,000 interfaces
  • Virtual Machine
  • 8+ CPU Cores
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 1 TB disk space

Free 30 day trial

You will need a free trial license key to access AKIPS full features and get the most out of your trial.

Please choose required installation

    SHA-256 checksums:
    • c60550e81211e2772d17bb9c0e6b81694c18ad214e4a083fa263a53d863ceb2e   Install ISO
    • 261dbfbe50fdf1711f21fcaf0b32fa928356fe9b3f63acba9d7db5814fbbebae   Install Memstick