Link Utilization

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Dec 12th, 2009
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My router is connected to multiple PPP and also to MPLS cloud,I want to measure the link utilization.How to measure the link utilization?Can any one help me in this regard,


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ohassairi Sun, 12/13/2009 - 00:28
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there are many freewares that measure links utilization using


for example:

Download PRTG. Freeware for 3 sensors. Monitor the bandwidth of your links. You must configure SNMP in the device.

if you want more: know what kind of traffic is using your links (http, ftp, top ip source, destination...)

you can configure netflow feature in your router.

then you will need to use another freeare that can read netflow traffic. for example:

netflow analyzer from

venvijlav123 Sun, 12/13/2009 - 01:45
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Thanksfor your assistance.Is there any CLI command through which we can study the link utilization? interface gi 0/0 ,in which input and output rates are there....


ohassairi Mon, 12/14/2009 - 00:32
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yes there is some thing called txload and rxload: transmission load and reception load.


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