Posted on 2006-06-01
I am on a Network with a Windows 2003 Domain controller, and Novell 6 Server. Ever since I have been the administratror the Network has been slower than it should be. I have been monitoring errors on my HP ProCurve Switch. I do get a lot of error which i keep track of. I have replaced all the computers that get multiple errrors everyday. Now I still have about 15 computers that get a error every day or two but the network still does not seem to be real fast. I have started to look at some of the other Port Counters they have to monitor. The other Port Counters I can monitor are "MCast RX", MCast TX, BCast RX, BCast TX, PKTS RX, PKTS TX, & Error RX. Which one should I be paying the closest attention to, to figure out which devices on my network are sending out more data accross the network than they should? I'm not sure if there is any easy answer for this but I do notice when I look at some of the stats some ports have a lot more of one particular counter than the others do.
Any help on suggestion on this would be greatly appreciated. Or if there is some software or network device that I can hook up or install to tell me which computers are transmitting more data than the others that will work too.
Thanks for any help I can get.