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Network Bandwidth Monitor Recorder

Posted on 2011-09-13
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I am incurring frequent periods where server response is very slow both internally and on external maped drives by remote users.  I am looking for a program, preferably a free one, that is easy to use that will record data rates with dates and time tags.
Any other useful information to help determine what is occuring or using resources.
I have 3 servers: File Server 2008 with Sharepoint server, Exchange server 2010, DPM backup server with server 2008.
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Have a look at PRTG: http://www.paessler.com/prtg/features
See if that is what you need.
Otherwise, browse through this page: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/System_Utilities/Q_26748566.html?cid=748#a34841205
The should be something you like there :)
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Cacti is a complete network graphing solution using RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. http://www.cacti.net/
http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/
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@madunix: one of the reasons I put the EE link above was because you gave a very elaborate overview of tools in there (and thank you for that). Every time someone asks, I come up with this link.

Thx!
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@erniebeek: great.... "I have forgotten" cacti should have been added to the list. Nagios  is used for Alarms/Monitoring and Cacti+RRD for Trending/Graphs.

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Thank you for your suggestions.
Both recommendations are excellent.
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