Best Practices for VLAN for Network monitoring

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Jul 30th, 2007

Dear all:

Good evening Iam currently designing a telecom network(SS7 & NGN) monitoring software application based on cisco switching hardware - catalyst 3750,2960 & 2950 switches connected to a metro ethernet , I need desgn help , any documents , issues to take care of , all help appreciated.

Thanking you.

Regards,

Anirudha Sharma

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Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/03/2007 - 09:44

The best way to monitor network utilization is to use Network Monitoring Tools and technology. This would involve installing SNMP/RMON/Netflow management stations. Once this is done, SNMP/RMON/Netflow agent software can be enabled and configured on the switch. This will send raw data regarding traffic statistics to the stations which, when configured properly, will give you details regarding VLAN utilization, type of traffic seen on the network,etc.

There are several books available that describe how to setup Network

Monitoring. There is no built-in feature or bundled software in the switch to monitor network utilization.

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