Solved

Monitoring Network

Posted on 2015-01-10
6
115 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-11
How I can monitoring my network to know if one machine is sending a lot of packages?  

somebody can suggest a good software or a good way
0
Comment
Question by:PLCITS
6 Comments
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 40542293
Comm View (tamosoft.com) is a very good packet sniffer. If you are all on one subnet, you just need Comm View. If you are on multiple subnets, you need the Comm View Agent as well.

I have been using Comm View for years and it is excellent.

Wireshark also may work for you. It is free, but I still use Comm View.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:nader alkahtani
ID: 40542325
John ! , what about PRTG ?
0
 
LVL 68

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 40542393
PRTG can use Netflow if supported by your switch(es) to get packed info. Without, it only collects interface statistics without details about IP addresses.

WireShark and similar tools only work if run on the source or destination of traffic. Other than that you only see broadcast or multicast packets.
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:phil435
ID: 40542463
Are these managed switches? If so, most provide a send and receive rate. Some even show a 5 min average.

Wireshark is great for sniffing. The only problem is that you will only be able to see broadcast traffic on a switch unless you have the ability to span a session.

If you suspect a particular machine you could just go to that machine and look at the network from there.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40552683
@PLCITS - Thanks, and I was happy to help.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Michael Rojek
ID: 40603362
If you have NetFlow enabled devices, that's the best way to get information. NetCrunch 8 has NetFlow built-in to it's all-in-one suite of monitoring.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Are you one of those front-line IT Service Desk staff fielding calls, replying to emails, all-the-while working to resolve end-user technological nightmares? I am! That's why I have put together this brief overview of tools and techniques I use in o…
Trying to figure out group policy inheritance and which settings apply where can be a chore.  Here's a very simple summary I've written which might help.  Keep in mind, this is just a high-level conceptual overview where I try to avoid getting bogge…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

895 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now