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How to monitor intra-network Traffic consumptio

Hi All,

I Don't know why but recently  i  have noticed that sometimes while i run backup jobs (BACKUPEXEC 2012) ,i loose ping connectivity to my other server's or vm. We got so much packet loss because of the over network utilization   . This could be because backup server has the power to take the whole network down in order to take the backup job's successfully in case if the server gets any blockage in reaching its agent's .

I don't know which machine is transmitting or receiving  enough packets  that overpopulates the whole network...

Is there any good free /trial software that i can use to find out the top 10 nodes for high bandwidth consumption ? I know one is wrieshark..any other
Thanks
Jas
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You could try the free version of PRTG.  It gives you ten sensors.  You can monitor interfaces on different devices on your network to see where the traffic comes from.  You can also configure netflow to get statistics on traffic types.
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I find that PRTG works quite well.  For routers, etc. it's easy to set up SNMP on them to talk to your workstation with PRTG on it.
For more comprehensive monitoring I prefer using managed switches with SNMP and PRTG.
So, if you already have managed switches (or switch) then you may be half way there.
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