We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

We've partnered with Certified Experts, Carl Webster and Richard Faulkner, to bring you a podcast all about Citrix Workspace, moving to the cloud, and analytics & intelligence. Episode 2 coming soon!Listen Now


Solar Winds bandwidth

minniejp asked
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2019-06-04
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?

Watch Question

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.

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.