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Port utilization

Can anyone tell me if I can see my port utilization on all my switches 2950 and 2970, without configuring the snmp agent on switches? I want to see the utilization in percents % or in Mbytes, somthenog like that.

If it is not possible without SNMP, than can you recomend a good software that will monitor the port utilization via SNMP?


Re: Port utilization

The cheapest (free) and most popular solution would be MRTG (it uses SNMP):

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Re: Port utilization

Thanks, I will try!

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Re: Port utilization

Regarding "free" software - remember the acquisition cost may be free but ownership isn't.

The time and effort you expend making any solution work in your environment usually far outstrips the cost of a license for a commercial solution that -may- have much less tweaking required.

So, free software that requires X hours to set up may cost more than software you buy that requires X/n hours to set up.

Look at Solarwinds for a entry/mid range management suite.

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