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What do you monitor in a small environment?

Hi All,

I am looking for some opinions about what and how I should be monitoring in a very small network. For example, if we have four routers and four switches with each running the firewall feature set and acting as a firewall, what should I be monitoring and how?

I have SNMP traps and audit trails enabled logging to a SYSLOG server, but those logs become incredibly large, and I have a hard time discerning any useful information out of them. Additionally, I have tried a few NetFlow analyzer tools, but have not been terribly happy with them.

I would love to know simple things like "the throughput has been above 90% of the interface bandwidth for over 30 minutes" or "open sessions has exceeded 10,000." And I am especially interested in figuring out exactly who and what is using up my bandwidth.

I am curious, what do you all do to monitor a small cisco network?



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Re: What do you monitor in a small environment?

Hi guy first I from Brasil and sorry to my bad english!

I suppose You have to use for small environment CNA ( Cisco Network Assistance) this software is free and very good. Is it and if you have more question fell free to contact me.

Best regards

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