I'm using Netflow and Solarwinds Orion NPM at work to monitor routers and servers and ports on switches, one of the tools that is great is the real-time bandwidth gauge tool which lets me see how much bandwidth a port is using on a server or router via SNMP, does anyone know of a free tool that can do this or recommend any other tools that may be of use that you use that are free so I can use on my home lab?
Thanks guys, I will check these out. How oftern they update there stats?
I'm after a way to show what the bandwidth of a port on a router or switch is doing evey 5 seconds?
Solarwinds do one as part of their Engineer Tools, but it costs a lot of money.
You could use SolarWinds Free Real-Time NetFlow Analyzer - it is a standa lone free module and does not need NPM. Could be ideal for your lab use - is free and you are already familiar with us.
If you want to explore further, there are free offerrings from Plixer Scrutinizer, ManageEngine NetFlow, etc.
Don Thomas Jacob
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