MCS Download Options
Access Series Device Downloads
Smart Phone Apps
MyConnection by Visualware
Build your own with the Mobility SDK
Server System Hardware
Recommended: 2 GHz CPU 4+ core x64, 500GB free disk, 16-32 GB memory
Minimum: 2 GHz CPU 2-4 cores x32/x64, 500GB free disk, 8-16 GB memory
Average database storage is 2 GB per 10,000 tests
Virtual Servers: MCS may be run on a virtual server. However a small number of users have experienced erroneous jitter reports due to an inaccurate timer on a virtual server. If you are planning to utilize the VoIP test, we recommend an initial validation of the results by comparing jitter test results from MCS on a dedicated server and the virtual server.
Operating Systems (MCS Server)
Windows Server 2008-2016
Linux kernel 2.2.5 and above, RedHat 7.6 and above, and most other popular Linux distributions (Ubunut, CentOS etc.) - Intel (x86) architecture only- Must be root to install, but not to run product32-bit or 64-bit- Visualware products require a 32-bit Java.
Remote Test System OS/Hardware (for Satellites)
Windows 7-10, Windows Server 2008-2016, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X 10.11+ (El Capitan), 4+ GB memory
MyConnection Server (MCS) version 10 or above no longer requires Java to be present on any client computer. MCS does require Java on the server platform. If installing on Linux then most popular platforms already have the Oracle Open JDK pre-installed. Visualware fully supports the Oracle Java Open JDK. MCS requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and version 8 or above is recommended. Please note other Java versions from Oracle, such as Java SE, may require an additional Java support license from Oracle. Please review java.com for more information on Oracle license requirements, Java Open JDK and any additional license requirements for Java SE releases.
To validate the Oracle Java version in use:-
- Open a command prompt
- type java -version and press the enter key
- The Oracle JVM version will be reported if present
It is recommended that you keep the Java VM up to date with Oracle releases. Keep in mind that Java is no longer required in the client.
SQL Database API (optional)
MCS includes a proprietary database that automatically logs all test results (not included in MySpeed Standard). A SQL database API is available in the BusinessCenter and NetworkCenter packages, use of the API requires a licensed external SQL database:MySQL: Download Connector/J from the MySQL web site.
Microsoft SQL Server: Download the SQL Server JDBC from the Microsoft web site.
The default ports for the various MyConnection Server test types are listed below. The ports can be changed if needed in the MCS server configuration page.MySpeed: TCP, ports 20000, 20001
MyHiSpeed: same as MySpeed above
MyVoIP: UDP, ports 20000, 20001, TCP port 5060 (SIP test)
MyCapacity: UDP, port 8090
MyVideo: TCP, port 554
MyIPTV: UDP, ports 554, 555, 556
MyRoute: ICMP outbound - echo request; ICMP inbound - TTL expired in transit, Echo reply
MyFirewall: UDP/TCP, these ports (or port ranges) are set in the 'custom test' option
MyConnection Server includes a web engine which normally runs on HTTP port 80, although it can run on other ports. If MCS is to coexist on a server with IIS and you want MCS to run on port 80, see: stop IIS port grab.