Measuring traffic on Windows 2000 Server NICs
Posted on 2006-11-05
We are running Windows 2000 File and Exchange servers, amongst others. At the moment, they are connected to a 10/100 Mbs switch.
We're looking at buying some new switches, and the idea of 1000Mbs ports for the servers has come to mind. However, before going out and buying a gigabit switch, I'd like to find out if it's actually needed, i.e. are we ever really going to utlise that much bandwidth. The office at the moment is approx 30 users, no bandwidth intensive applications.
Is anyone aware of any (preferably free) monitoring tools that we can use on the server nics to monitor bandwidth use? At the moment, we use one called Networx but I'd like something where the output can be sent to a graph or somesuch.
Thanks in advance.