Network Analysis and monitoring?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by boe, May 10, 2007.

  1. boe

    boe Guest

    Hello,

    I need to check out a network to see if there are any issues and to see what
    the network traffic is like (not just on the server but across the entire
    subnet). It is a switched network - subnet. I'd like to see all traffic
    on the network but it is a mish mash of network switches - not one brand -
    not all snmp able. Is there software or a hardware tool that will let me
    do all of this?

    I realize this is an MS newsgroup but I figure you might have the experience
    I could draw from.

    Thanks
     
    boe, May 10, 2007
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  2. All that type of stuff is expensive.
    Here is one example from Solarwinds that you can use as a starting point for
    comparison with others.
    http://www.solarwinds.net/products/toolsets/engineer.aspx

    But that only covers what you can do with software on a PC. There are Hardware
    Devices like the ones made from Fluke that cover a whole other area of "stuff"
    and these cost anywhere from $400-$500 to several thousand dollars for a
    Hardware Tools the is no bigger than the palm of your hand.

    Most "true" networking problems happen at the Physical Layer and that is where
    the Fluke Tools fit in.

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    Phillip Windell
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    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft, or
    anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
     
    Phillip Windell, May 10, 2007
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    Mike Lowery Guest

    Mike Lowery, May 10, 2007
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    CreateWindow Guest

    Hi Mike,

    Netmon 3.0 from Microsoft is a free download. But its only going to see your
    traffic (and various broadcast items on your subnet).

    So fwiw, have a nice day.
    Cheers,

    CreateWindow
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    CreateWindow, May 11, 2007
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