Bandwidth Monitor tool provides the real-time network traffic of any SNMP device. It provides the bandwidth usage details both on at interface-level and at the device-level. It uses SNMP to fetch the bandwidth utilization details of a network interface. The bandwidth utilization of the device displays a comparison of the individual traffic of its interfaces.
Bandwidth Monitoring tool provides the current bandwidth usage of each of the SNMP-enabled interfaces that are configured. The graphical representation of the bandwidth usage gives a clear visibility into how much bandwidth was consumed on an specific network interface.
The tool uses SNMP to retrieve the bandwidth utilization details from the network devices. Hence, it can be used to monitor the bandwidth usage of any network device, such as Routers, Switches, Gateway Servers, and so on, that supports SNMP. The collected data is correlated and presented in the form of graphs and tables. It does not require any hardware probes / agents to be deployed to get the bandwidth usage details
Bandwidth utilization trends shows the usage patterns and network traffic trends across a day, month, and a year. With such statistics, the administrators can analyze how bandwidth is used in the network, and decide if an increase in bandwidth is required.
Monitoring the interfaces of the gateway/router will provide the internet bandwidth used across a day, month, and a year. These statistics helps in analyzing the internet usage pattern of the enterprise. This helps to verify whether the Service Level Agreements (SLA) are met.
The Bandwidth Monitoring tool, in addition to the bandwidth utilization reports, also provides the bandwidth usage trends on an hourly, daily, monthly, and yearly basis for the following parameters of a network interface:
The administrators can set thresholds for bandwidth utilization and get alerts and emails when the threshold value exceeds the prescribed traffic utilization limits. This helps in quicker isolation of the problem in the network and hence quicker action.
The tool monitors the network devices, such as Routers and Switches, to collect the bandwidth usage details and stores them in the database. This data is correlated and presented in the form of bandwidth reports. The tool provides an option to export these data into a csv file, which can be fed to third-party reporting engines to generate bandwidth reports as desired.
The Bandwidth Monitoring tool is now available with OpManager and can be used to monitor any 10 devices along with its interfaces in the OpManager Free edition. Download Free edition for no cost.
For more details on bandwidth monitoring using OpManager, refer to the Bandwidth Monitor Tool topic in the online help.