How to monitor network bandwidth usage

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Jan 23rd, 2009
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Can someone tell me what to use to monitor network bandwidth for my company?

Does Cisco make a program or GUI that allows me to monitor?

THank you!

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Giuseppe Larosa Fri, 01/23/2009 - 09:24
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Hello Dustin,

a very good free tool is MRTG

We use it and allow to produce nice graphs published as web pages.

It is widely used and it has 10 years of history.

Hope to help


cisco_himg Fri, 01/23/2009 - 09:49
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thank you. this looks a little difficult to install. is it?

joseph.derrick Sat, 01/24/2009 - 08:22
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no, its not. you can install it on unix and windows boxes as well. it all depends on you.

another tool is 'rrdtool' which is also being developed by the person who developed mrtg. a front-end of this one is 'cacti'.

thanks !

cisco_lite Sat, 01/24/2009 - 12:43
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Could you also please tell the difference between PRTG and MRTG.

mlenco Mon, 01/26/2009 - 06:17
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just make sure you use snmp v2 and higher as v1 cannot increment gigabit rates and will give you false data. It will work with FA but not Gig.


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