Licensed bandwidth for FASP transactions
The bandwidth available to a file transfer is limited by, among other things, the bandwidths specified in the sender’s and receiver’s Aspera license keys.
There are two types of available license keys:
- Datacenter licenses (available in 10gbps, 1gbps, 300mbps and 100mbps) - can send and receive files using FASP when connected to a node that has an Endpoint or DataCenter license.
- Endpoint license - can send and receive files using FASP when connected to a node that has a DataCenter license.
Note: Aspera FASP bandwidth setting should not exceed the network capability. As per the available network bandwidth in your network, start with a reasonable setting e.g. 100 mbps. FASP bandwidth setting is likely to max out the resources especially CPU. FASP requires more CPU than normal TCP/IP transfer and secure+ requires even more CPU than Non-Secure+ transfer. In case of high CPU usage (reaching approx. 100%), either add more CPU resources or reduce the FASP bandwidth setting.
When both sender and receiver only have Endpoint licenses, file transfer over FASP is not supported. When either the sender or receiver has an Endpoint license and the other has a Datacenter license, the available bandwidth is limited to the value in the Datacenter license. When both sender and receiver have Datacenter licenses, the bandwidth is limited to the smaller of the two values in the Datacenter licenses.