Setting Up Bandwidth Measurement

You can enable bandwidth measurement to make all uploads perform a bandwidth measurement prior to transferring regardless of the target rate setting for the server or the transferring user (downloads are not affected).

  1. Stop Faspex.

    Execute the command to stop Faspex:

    > asctl faspex:stop
  2. Open faspex.yml with a text editor.

    Locate faspex.yml in the following location:

    OS Version Path
    32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Aspera\Faspex\config\Faspex.yml
    64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Aspera\Faspex\config\Faspex.yml

    Before editing faspex.yml, create a backup. Open it with a text editor:

  3. Add the bandwidth measurement parameter in faspex.yml.

    Before editing faspex.yml, create a backup. Open it with a text editor, and add this line at the end of the file:

    ...
    MeasureBandwidthOnUpload: yes
  4. Start Faspex.
    Execute the command to start Faspex with the new setting:
    > asctl faspex:start

To verify bandwidth measurement, open IBM Aspera Connect and go to Preferences > Bandwidth, click Remove All and make sure Automatically cache measurements obtained during transfer is unchecked. Now log into Faspex and send a package. In the first few seconds of the transfer, Connect should show a status of Measuring Bandwidth....