how to find the top talker on a subnet
Posted on 2011-09-06
this morning something on our core site network is sending out a large amount of traffic causing congestion. Multiple remote offices are complaining of poor response. We can see it on the mpls providers online tool that all available bandwidth outgoing to the remote sites has been maxed for a couple hours. A possible suspect, a windows update server was turned off but the problem persists. Whats the best way to find out what is generating all this traffic and why?
Just some background: we have multiple remote sites on an mpls with nothing filtered. There is a separate internet circuit that goes out from our core site that is not seeing any saturation. All the high utilization is going from the core site to the remote offices. Incoming traffic is low and normal. The internet circuit traffic is also low and normal. Not sure if I have provided enough info but Im trying to get another perspective on figuring out who is the top talker and why.