Measure bandwidth on a Sonicwall, over MPLS
Posted on 2013-01-31
You'd think this would be easy...
We just need to know how much bandwidth is being used by TCP vrs UDP packets, to determine whether the problem is with packet collision, or faulty NIC's, etc., on our polycom video conferencing equipment (which shows considerable packet loss in it's own status during calls)
Sonicwall TZ215 connected to our lan on X0, and our MPLS on X4.
X4 is 'portshielded', or basically 'one' with X0 (this makes it unavailable to choose from in the packet monitoring interface).
At this point I'm considering putting wireshark on a laptop and stick it in a hub I'd put between the sonicwall and the managed router going out to the MPLS.
I'm wondering if some sonicwall guru can tell me 'hey, it's easy, just do this', because I've beat my head against the wall trying to twist the packet monitor or bandwidth monitor to get down to this granularity I need to see.
So far no luck, but I'll take any thoughts I can get, including better answers than wireshark (which seems overkill, when all I need is TCP and UDP usage of the line).
I'd love a sonicwall answer, but any thoughts are welcome.
Thanks ahead of time, for taking your time!