Solved

Network Monitoring \ Baseline software

Posted on 2014-03-10
6
669 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-12
I am looking for a piece of software that will allow me to see the flow of data MPS from a client computer to a server, not overall more like client "A" to server "A"

I also looking for idea on how to get a baseline of our Local Lan as I am sure it's running slow but it's only a gut feeling, we don't have any monitoring software as we only have 50 nodes on the network so any suggestion fro free software that might be usable would be great.

Or a plan I can follow to at least see what going on...

I had a little program called Netspeed which now seems to have stop working but we were only getting 30mps over a 100mps network from the two computers I test.

Can this be done with Wireshark or Microsoft network monitoring
0
Comment
Question by:ise438
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Sensata earned 250 total points
ID: 39917156
If possible and you have the spare hardware (pc) i'd recommend cacti which is a free network rrd tool that can graph any aspect of a network. You can install this in windows, enable snmp of any devices you wish to investigate and then sit back and wait for the results. You could also use PRTG but that`s limited to 10 devices unless you pay.

We use cacti extensively here and it`s been great in determining bottle necks, issues and overall performance of our clients systems.

Cheers,
0
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:netcmh
netcmh earned 250 total points
ID: 39917411
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/lanwan-basics/31220-how-fast-is-your-network-five-ways-to-measure-network-speed has links and reviews of 5 tools such as iperf, netmeter etc. I like LST for the functions it provides.
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:netcmh
ID: 39923515
Thanks for the grade. Good luck.
0
NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Sensata
ID: 39923527
Thanks for the points :) Good luck and let us know what you decide on!

Cheers,
0
 

Author Comment

by:ise438
ID: 39923536
I am going to use a combination of LAN Speed Test and Cacti - thanks for advise guys..
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Sensata
ID: 39923539
FYI if you want to install in Windows. Follow the thread to get the latest version:

Cacti Windows Installer

It will save a whole heap of time getting it up and running :)

Cheers,
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is in response to a question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Network_Management/Network_Analysis/Q_28230497.html) here at Experts Exchange. The Original Poster (OP) requires a utility that will accept a list of IP addresses …
So, you're experiencing issues on your network and you've decided that you need to perform some tests to determine whether your cabling is good.  You're likely thinking that you may need to spend money which you probably don't have on hiring/purchas…
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Suggested Courses

632 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question