This Knowledgebase article provides information about the benefits of Neverfail QuickQuote and provides instructions on how to use this presales tool.
Neverfail QuickQuote is a free downloadable pre-sales tool designed to provide a quick examination of the server environment to determine if Neverfail can be successfully installed and collects the following information:
- Verify hardware, operating system and software configuration
- Detect installed products that Neverfail protects
- Verify minimum system requirements for Neverfail Heartbeat and Application Modules
- Check for hardware, drivers, configuration settings or applications that can cause problems when Neverfail is installed
Additionally, this tool can be used to measure current server workload, which allows Neverfail to estimate bandwidth requirements for a Neverfail server pair.
Neverfail QuickQuote can be run in two different modes:
- The first mode provides a valuable server "quick check" and verifies hardware, operating system, software configuration, and detects installed products that Neverfail protects. It also, validates that the server meets minimum system requirements for Neverfail Heartbeat and Application Plugins in addition to checking for hardware, drivers, configuration settings, or applications that can cause problems when Neverfail is installed.
- The second mode, in addition to the above information, gathers data over an extended period of time (24-hours), allowing measurement of server workload thereby providing Neverfail the information necessary to estimate the bandwidth required for successful replication in a WAN implementation.
Once the information is gathered, the information is then uploaded for analysis by Neverfail and a QuickQuote Report is provided without charge.
To start the Neverfail QuickQuote evaluation, perform the following:
- Neverfail QuickQuote requires no installation. Simply download the ZIP file, unpack it anywhere on your server, and run it.
- Select the desired mode (bandwidth requirement estimation requires uninterrupted operation for 24-hours).
- When prompted, click the 'Save Results' button to save the CSV file to a desired location.
- Click the 'Upload Results' button.
- Provide the requested information when prompted and click 'Submit'.
The data is analyzed by Neverfail and one of the following messages is displayed:
- The uploaded file has been analyzed successfully. A Neverfail Representative will contact you shortly - or
- The uploaded file could not be analyzed. A Neverfail Representative will contact you shortly.
Note: The upload ID# is also displayed for support/tracking purposes.