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Opening .opx trace files in Wireshark

ed_staszko
Inactive

Has anyone found a way to open the .opx trace files created by the synthetic alerts, in Wireshark?

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adam_piotrowicz
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Dynatrace Network Analyzer can do it.

Do you have one?

The reason it's OPX files is because the synthetic activity was captured and analyzed by Dynatrace Network Analyzer (DNA) even though you might not have a GUI telling you so.

However, (despite not having poked around in ESM for a while) it used to be possible to control the processing of the trace files, and DNA can create other output files than OPX (even though they will not contain all the information in the OPX), so in theory (big grin) it should be possible.

On the other hand - if you are not a Network packet muncher (Network Engineer), you would be very well off with the more transaction centric DNA (which also contains everything you would want to know about packets) so I would second Adam's recommendation and get a copy!

 

adam_piotrowicz
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

The other answer is that you may use OPX Converter I just found in my files.

Let me know if you have problems using it.

ed_staszko
Inactive

I tried the converter on a current .opx file and it generated a number of errors and created a junk pcap file.

Probably a version issue. The OPX has had a few iterations over the years, just as the other formats.

Hi Ulf,

Did Dev provide any newer version? Running into the same issue.

Thanks!

Robert

Sorry, indeed it might be older version.

Let me see if Dev is able to update it or provide newer version.

ed_staszko
Inactive

Thank you for your help.