Need To Monitor Bandwidth For User
Posted on 2004-10-15
I need to monitor the bandwidth usage between 2 devices on the network - 1 client, 1 server. The client machine is a P4 running Win2000 and 1GB ram. The server is a Dell P4, 1GB ram, RAID5.
This is in regards to one power-users slow access to opening large files on the server. I would like to determine if the problem can be alleviated by installing a gig-nic in the workstation and server.
Both client and server are connected to Cisco3550 switches via cat5e.
It is a small Windows domain network with less than 100 users, with gig fiber backbone connecting the various Cisco Switches - So the network should be relatively fast.
I have tried using a traffic monitoring program by paesler, but both server port and client port show a maximum input/output of 4mbps - which seems very low, considering the constant accessing of the server. And if this IS correct, then installing gig-nics wouldn't help.
Is there a better tool to accomplish this? The results I am getting don't seem accurate.