To be able to monitor the bandwidth utilization - application, source, destination, top talkers, conversations, QoS, DSCP and more - gives a great leverage to a network administrator / manager, when talking with the higher management about commissioning another pipe for the network. There are very useful network bandwidth utilization reports regarding bandwidth utilization and that can be obtained from ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer. With a bandwidth utilization software, you can enhance your visibility on the bandwidth utilization reports without spending more time than required.
With our enhanced bandwidth utilization monitor, the bandwidth utilization for interface IN and interface OUT can be viewed at the dashboard level and bandwidth utilization report can also be obtained.
Bandwidth utilization calculation: The bandwidth utilization is the percentage of bandwidth utilized off the the total bandwidth available. The separate interface is obtained by SNMP polling and it can also be over written manually through NetFlow Analyzer. Bandwidth utilization for the IP groups can also be viewed.
The customizable dashboard makes it easy for network administrators / managers to add the required widgets(over 50 widgets are readily available) to the dashboard for viewing the network in one glance.
Alert profiles is another feature in our bandwidth utilization monitor which helps network administrators / managers to use their resources for effective bandwidth utilization monitoring. Alert profiles lets the users set profiles to send alerts (as emails or SNMP traps) when a threshold is violated. This threshold can be percentage of bandwidth utilization for a particular interface, for a predefined set of times, in a particular time period.
Viewing the bandwidth utilization graph, once a user sees that the bandwidth utilization has reached high levels, he can drill down further and see the exact reason (traffic, application, source, destination etc.) for the particular interface.
With the right bandwidth utilization tools, monitoring bandwidth utilization is now as simple as it gets!
NetFlow Analyzer is a NetFlow, sFlow, JFLow (and more) collector and analyzing engine integrated together. NetFlow Analyzer is a bandwidth utilization and network utilization monitor freeware. It acts as a bandwidth measuring tool for Windows and Linux, does not require any hardware probes, that can be downloaded, used in your network environment, and can be evaluated for 30 days. Go through the following useful links for better understanding of how NetFlow Analyzer can help you in understanding your network traffic and bandwidth utilization.
- Fred Hassard
Sr. Network Engineer, Adventist Health