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Virtual BMU – Basic Information

The Virtual BMU is a free piece of software that works with a Powercode compatible Bandwidth Management Unit (BMU) and provides a DHCP server and SNMP monitoring.

The Virtual BMU is not designed to pass traffic. For a Powercode compatible device that can provide Rate Limiting and Redirection functionality please reach out to sales@powercode.com regarding our Mikrotik, Saisei, Preseem and other BMU integrations.

Why would you need a Virtual BMU? If your Powercode Compatible BMU does not provide either of the core BMU features below:


BMU Traditional Powercode BMU Mikrotik Router BMU Saisei Server BMU Preseem Device BMU
DHCP Server  
SNMP Monitoring  ✘

To host a Virtual BMU you will need a server in your network meeting the following specifications:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 CPU cores
  • Preferably an SSD hard drive

Please make sure the server hosting your Virtual BMU can be reached from your Powercode Billing Server, and vice-versa. Like any Powercode Compatible BMU device the server must be located within your network to allow access to network devices. You will need operating system Ubuntu 18.04 server installed.

Once you have an appropriate server please reach out to Powercode support. We will verify your server configuration and set up the Virtual BMU software to work with your existing Powercode compatible BMU.

Updated on January 17, 2020

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