Determining Network Bandwidth using Cisco Works 3.0

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Aug 27th, 2010
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I am attempting to provide a number showing bandwith utilization.  CW's only shows low, med and high.  When I click on one of the options nothing in our network is high lited.  Should I look somewhere else.  Is there a command on the 6509, 3560's or 3750.  Thanks ahead of time.




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Joe Clarke Sat, 08/28/2010 - 17:56
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You will need to install the Health and Utilization Monitor add-on to get this performance monitoring capability.  HUM is included in LMS 3.0.1 (which you have).  However, it is a separately licensed component.  You can install it without a purchased license and evaluate it for 90 days.

CiscoPatMcNamara_2 Wed, 09/08/2010 - 10:28
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Thanks for your assistance.  When I attempt to download HUM 1.2.1 it said I needed CW3.5.  I have the orginial CD's for installation can I use them to reinstall HUM 1.1 . I really need something now to answer the following management guestions:


bandwidth available.

how much bandwidth is used

peak times of usage

facilities that use the most bandwidth

Thanks

Pat

Joe Clarke Sun, 09/12/2010 - 01:52
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With LMS 3.0.1, you need to use HUM 1.0.x (1.0.2 is the latest for your version of LMS).  The installer comes with the 3.0.1 download mega-patch.


HUM allows you to graph MIB object data over time.  It offers a threshold facility so you can get alerts when interface utilization reaches certain values.  As for the consumers of bandwidth, that is something that might be better suited to the Network Analysis Module for Cat6Ks or ISR routers.  The NAM can break down the bandwidth users to show you your top applications, top talkers, and top conversations.

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