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"Real time" Monitoring of switchports

I would like to see the amount of traffic in "real time". I use MRTG already, but this gives me a five-minute average. Is there an efficient way to do this, and if so, how?

Regards,

Marcel

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Blue

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

Can use CiscoView or nGenius Real Time Monitor alomg with a NAM/Probe.

New Member

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

And then connect a probe to each switchport? a little costly, don't you think?

To expand on the situation: This is about a network which facilitates a lot of external parties. When one of those users is generating too much traffic, an alert must go off immediately. There are too many ports they can connect to, so it's not doable to put probes on all those ports.

I'm not familiar with RMON, but can't i put a treshold in the switch itself (Cat3548s, mostly), which generates a trap as soon as the treshold is reached? If this is a way to approach the problem, can anyone give me a pointer to more information?

Regards,

Marcel

Blue

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

Then use CiscoView instead.

New Member

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

mvandorp,

You can use MRTG on 1 minute intervals (if your port count is not large) and set Thresholds with MRTG which can send out SNMP traps.

New Member

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

But portcount is fairly high (400+).

Unfortunately, mrtg has to run on an windows system, which already chokes at a 5 minute interval with about 50 ports.

Thanks anyway.

Regards,

Marcel

New Member

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

Have a look at the RRDtool also written from T. Oetiker (MRTG).

It's a bit more difficult than MRTG but it can generate the webpage on demand and you are free with selecting the interval.

http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/rrdtool/

New Member

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

Since you are familiar with MRTG, you can try using GetIF (http://www.wtcs.org/snmp4tpc/getif.htm).

You can select the device, then add the interface stats you are interested in from the MIB browser function to the graph. Set the graph to 1 second polls.

Keep in mind, your SNMP polls will be generating traffic and may skew the graph.

New Member

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

Thanks for your response. I will investigate.

Regards,

Marcel

New Member

Re: "Real time" Monitoring of switchports

Hi Marcel,

Suggest you look at www.linmor.com

Their polling times can be set at 2sec. intervals "real-time"

-Jose

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