We have a reasonably complex network in the office. For structural reasons it goes through a number of switches with cabling going everywhere. We has 2 MS SQL servers, 1 MYSQL server, about 5 ISS servers on Win2003 machines, and 2 Asterisk Voip servers.
We also have 4 20mb ADSL connections.
Just recent the INTERNAL network has become a total traffic jam, with daily total blocks at around 14:10, when I have to switch off all the switches 'cause nothing works any more.
I am a programmer/analyst, etc with about 30 years experience, but I'm NOT a networking expert.
We are located in Rome, and I have phoned around but apart from selling us new switches, no one has solved the problem.
I wondered if, even under some form of financial reimbursement, someone could guide me through the installation of some monitoring software (like WireShark), which could log traffic for a period, then I could send them the log, and they could help me pinpoint the problem.
Any offers pls?
Francesco Facco de Lagarda