Bandwidth Utilization

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Dec 10th, 2009


I want to measure the bandwidth utilization per interface basis,what is the command appart from the " sh interface " is there any

other tool....gve me a simple method to find the link utilization.

Please guide me.



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Edison Ortiz Thu, 12/10/2009 - 11:24

You haven't mentioned what type of hardware you have.

If you have Cat 6500, there is netflow

If you have Cat 4500, there is an option to purchase a Netflow card and gather the same info.

If you have Cat 3xxx, then you need CiscoWorks or a 3rd party NMS agent to collect information via SNMP.



tprendergast Thu, 12/10/2009 - 11:31

In my opinion, the best tool for this is something like cacti. It uses rrdtool to graph snmp interface statistics that you poll each switch/device for. I use cacti for every network I work on.

Check it out at

I hope that helps, rate if it does.


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