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Solar Winds bandwidth

minniejp
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Hi Folks,

I'm new to this so apologies for this silly/easy question!

I’m running a trial version of Solar Winds in my environment more for my own education than anything but with the possibility of using it long term to monitor my environment.  I’m not sure if I have set it up correctly but I can see top conversions from my core switches, which equate to 7GB of data for one day but yet when I run the utilisation reports, I’m only seeing peeks of 14MB on a 50MB internet pipe….what am I doing wrong?

I would like to see how my switch is performing and the volume of traffic going out a particular port for any given day -  in a graph, so I can see when it peaks etc?

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Sounds like you are confusinq two metrics, your peeks are traffic maxes, ie a 50MB/S burst for some short amount of time.  The 7GB is probably the total traffic for the day.

Are you using the desktop product?  You may also want to look at PRTG, nothing wrong with solarwinds.

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