Device-level network traffic comparison provides a graphical representation of the each of the interfaces of the selected device in a multi-line graph. This gives an immediate picture of the most bandwidth consuming interface of a device in the network. The comparison is provided for the following periods, each in separate tabs:
Current - Comparison based on the current network traffic utilization values
Daily Traffic - Based on the last one day network traffic utilization
Monthly - Based on the last one month network traffic utilization
Yearly - Based on the last one year network traffic utilization
The Bandwidth Monitor tool measures and generates alerts whenever the network bandwidth utilization criteria is exceeded. The Bandwidth Monitor tool can be configured to notify these alerts through email. Given below are the steps to configure:
Click the Configure Alert link available in the Bandwidth Monitor tool.
Select the device for which you wish to configure alerts. To configure alerts for all the devices, select All from the list.
Specify the Alert Criteria. Alerts will be generated by the Bandwidth Monitor tool based on the defined criteria.
To be notified by email, select the Enable Email Alert check box and specify the recipient email addresses as comma separated. You can have different email recipients for different devices.
Note: To enable email notifications, you should configure the SMTP properties.
Alert Cleanup Policy: Specify the maximum number of Alerts to be stored in the database, the default being 2000. When you delete the older alerts, you have an option to save them as a csv file for future reference.
Exporting Bandwidth Utilization Reports
The Network Bandwidth Utilization Reports can be exported to PDF, XLS and CSV formats. To export the data, click the Export link from the top-right and select a format to export. This will export the data that is currently being viewed in the Bandwidth Monitor tool. The network traffic usage details from the Summary view, the details view, and the comparison view can be exported to the desired formats.