Network Testing

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We are starting to add redundancy to our network, in the form of L3 rings, L2 loops w/ STP, Etherchannel, and 3750 stacks.


Can any one recommend software or things to monitor on the switch and routers, that will let me know how long convergence takes when I test remove links from the network?


Also any recommendations to test the network would be helpful. I was going to test by removing network cables, and just setup multiple pings from multiple locations. Then look at the result. There has to be a better way.


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lamav Thu, 04/09/2009 - 08:22
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"Also any recommendations to test the network would be helpful. I was going to test by removing network cables, and just setup multiple pings from multiple locations. Then look at the result. There has to be a better way."


Im sure theres something a lot mor sopisticated, but to be honest with you,. that is exactly how I have always tested redundancy and failover times. Just running directed PING tests consistently and repeatedly all over the network as I tested one link after another...


HTH


Victor

Collin Clark Thu, 04/09/2009 - 08:23
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That's how I do it too. I use PingPlotter, much better representation and it shows route changes.

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