Network performance test
Posted on 2007-10-11
Hello Experts Exchange,
I'm the default IT tech in our company and I would like to know how to measure our network's performance and how to improve it. We expect to install a new file server that may heavily tax our network and we would like to be ready. Our network consists of one subnet with about 100 workstations,10/100 Ethernet cabling and six major IBM X series servers with Gigabit NIC's that includes an Exchange server, AD domain controller Windows 2003, ERP server, file server Windows 2003 and a couple of test servers. Our network switches are 3COM SuperStack 3 3C16475 and we have all of the servers on a 3COM Baseline Switch 2808 (Gigabit)
Again, I would like to know how to measure your current network performance and possibly how to improve it. Right now I'm looking into the built-in Windows tools to see how they work. Thanks in advance your recommendations and your knowledge.