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Tapir is an open source solution for troubleshooting and real-time monitoring of VoIP-network based systems. It has an easy scalable architecture, fast and clear WEB UI and, as a result, provides the best way to analyze end-to-end call correlation.

Tapir reduces operational costs, prevents voice fraud, increases system availability time.

Tapir includes four modules:

  1. Tapir Captain is a network sniffer for traffic capturing and parsing.
  2. Tapir Salto aggregates traffic from Captain and stores it to DB-engine.
  3. Tapir Twig provides REST API for Hoof to get data from the database.
  4. Tapir Hoof is a convenient and easy web-based user interface to search and display call data.

Captain can capture data directly from the network interface (UDP/TCP/encapsulated IP2IP), from a single PCAP file or check a directory for new incoming data files to process.

Salto receives parsed data from Captain, validates its structure and stores extracted data in the database. Since March 2017 we can process HEPv3 packets too. The Salto can be easily scaled to achieve the desired performance.

Twig offers REST API for user interface queries and presents statistical data.

Hoof includes dashboard with widgets and SIP search page. Each call can be displayed as a graphic callflow and a raw message view. There's an option for pcap-file export as well.

Tapir modules are powered by high-performance Java code. It uses fast and reliable MongoDB database for the signaling data. So scaling of any module is just clear. There's also Redis cache to store and access statistical metrics for instant operation on them. Tapir Hoof is based on ReactJS which provides a simple way to create custom web interface.

Tapir solution is to be used by telecom operators and service providers, who aims the excellent service quality. Tapir provides fast search and significant time savings in problems solving for trunk and access connections. Tapir minimizes time to detect and resolve of network issues and customer problems.

Tapir architecture


To deploy Tapir modules, follow build and installation instructions: Captain, Salto, Twig, Hoof.

At the moment we've described build and installation process only for Linux users. Let us know if you want to deploy Tapir on OS Windows.

Docker friendly

The Docker installation procedure works well for both sip3io/tapir and sip3io/tapir-hoof.

  1. Pull form github

    cd ~ git clone https://github.com/sip3io/tapir.git cd ./tapir/package/docker docker-compose up -d

  2. Open web browser and go to http://dockerhostname

  3. For process tcpdump, you can put pcap files to /tmp directory in docker host.

    e.g. # tcpdump -i any -s 0 -nnn -w /tmp/tapir_capture-file_ -C 50 -W 20 "port 5060"

  4. Directory of configs:

    docker volume inspect docker_tapir-configs | grep "Mountpoint"| tr -d \",: | awk '{print $2}'

    e.g.: /var/lib/docker/volumes/docker_tapir-configs/_data

  5. Directory of logs:

    docker volume inspect docker_tapir-logs | grep "Mountpoint" | tr -d \",: | awk '{print $2}'

    e.g.: /var/lib/docker/volumes/docker_tapir-logs/_data


Tapir is distributed in two different versions: Community and Enterprise. Summary comparison table is given below.

Functionality Community Enterprise
Unlimited sessions Yes No
Сall-legs join Yes Yes
Authorization/Roles No Yes
Statistical metrics Limited Full
SIP KPI Limited Full
Source SPAN Yes Yes
Source pcap/pcap.gz files Yes Yes
SIP-I support No Yes
Scalability Full Full
Extended search No Yes
Technical assistance No Yes
Quality dashboards Limited Full

SIP KPI table of Community and Enterprise metrics is shown below.

Metric Community Enterprise
MPS - messages per second Yes Yes
TPS - transactions per second Yes Yes
CPS - calls per second Yes Yes
RPS - registers per second Yes Yes
RPS - registers per second Yes Yes
4XX - error responses with 4xx statuses Yes Yes
5XX - error responses with 5xx statuses Yes Yes
6XX - error responses with 6xx statuses Yes Yes
ASR - answer seizure ratio Yes Yes
ACD - average call duration No Yes
ACST - average call setup time No Yes
ACDT - average call disconnection time No Yes
RRD - registration request delay No Yes

License & Contributing

This project is available under the Apache License 2.0. We welcome any contributions submitted as pull requests, wiki edits or issues under the terms of the project's license.


If you have a question about Tapir, please contact us at [email protected]. We are always ready to help you.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Tapir README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.