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LAN traffic monitoring

hi

can anyone advise me a software/hardware package that will monitor LAN traffic (identify top talkers in terms of bw utilisation, applications, peak traffic in/out etc) per switch port interface?

thanks in advance

  • Getting Started with LANs
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Bronze

Re: LAN traffic monitoring

Hey curtis03,

This is a pretty open question so I'll try to go with just recommending what we use. We've run Compuware NetworkVantage for a few years and love it. It works as a probe and can be wired of a monitoring port on a switch. It will summarize all data sent and received into reports you can customize. We found this valuable when assessing whether a bandwidth increase was required. You can find info on it at:

http://www.compuware.com/products/vantage/networkvantage.htm

If you're looking for an open-source solution... look into the use of NetFlow capturers/parsers. There's a variety of free ones that will get the job done if you're on a tight/non-existant budget. Anything else I can help with let me know.

-Mike

http://cs-mars.blogspot.com

New Member

Re: LAN traffic monitoring

Hi Mike

thanks for your help - i will look into both options!

cheers

New Member

Re: LAN traffic monitoring

Can you try out with PRTG Traffic Grapher. With this software you can monitor LAN traffic.

Sandeep.

New Member

Re: LAN traffic monitoring

Sandeep

thanks for your advice - will look into this!

Silver

Re: LAN traffic monitoring

Hello,

You can try also Cacti (http://www.cacti.net) or Smokeping (it can measure latency, packet loss and not traffic).

bye

FCS

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