The latest information to help you organize, analyze, and collaborate with packet captures.

Install Guide

CloudShark runs on top of a CentOS or RHEL 7 or 8 Linux installation which meets our system requirements. The system can be real hardware, a virtual machine, or on your public or private cloud infrastructure.

User Guide

This guide contains general information on all the CloudShark features and capabilities. This guide is intended for both admin and non-admin users. Please see the CloudShark Admin Guide for a discussion of all Administration settings and configuration options available to admin users.

Administrator Guide

This guide contains information on how to configure CloudShark. After installing CloudShark and going over the best practices guide the CloudShark administrator should review this guide to learn about how to control the way CloudShark works and to learn about the various optional features that can be configured.

Integration Guide

CloudShark integration is fast and easy to add. Send your application's PCAP data to CloudShark to view, share, and analyze.

Packet Analysis

CloudShark’s decoder window includes a number of useful analysis tools. See the section of Packet Analysis Features for more information on each tool and how to use the graphs to help analyze and visualize capture files.


CloudShark includes an API which provides an easy way to programmatically upload captures to your CloudShark appliance directly from third party tools and scripts. This API is intended for advanced users and developers interested in integrating CloudShark into their existing network infrastructure.

Linux Administration

CloudShark is installed on a CentOS or RedHat Linux operating system. This allows a Linux system administrator to use their own tools to maintain the underlying operating system.

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