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Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:00 am

Hi, Im looking for an app windows Software which would show me live network traffic usage, all users usage, traffic usage by type like http, torrents, youtube, etc.

What app do you all use for this ?
 
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:55 pm

do you really have to go with windows? there are so so many network monitoring apps on linux is amazing
 
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:08 pm

do you really have to go with windows? there are so so many network monitoring apps on linux is amazing
You mean Ubuntu will do ?
I can very well install Ubuntu then.

Let me know, which apps you means which are highly featured for Linux ?
 
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:42 pm

Network Bandwidth Monitoring is a basic movement for each system engineer. By understanding who, what, and how data transfer capacity is being utilized, you can maintain a strategic distance from bottlenecks, convey better nature of administration and decrease costs all while ceaselessly conveying business basic applications and administrations.
So what do you recommend sir ?
 
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:04 pm

We use Nagius and Observium for traffic monitoring, works like a treat with all devices in our network. Yes it isn't exactly plug-n-play but it looks the part ;)

Historical data for port:
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Live bandwidth usage on port :
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:34 am

We use Nagius and Observium for traffic monitoring, works like a treat with all devices in our network. Yes it isn't exactly plug-n-play but it looks the part ;)
Is this installable on windows ?
And is it real time live one or just a static stats ?
 
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:58 am

Paessler PRTG works on windows and it's pretty user friendly.
Not free though.
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:00 pm

Paessler PRTG works on windows and it's pretty user friendly.
Not free though.
How much does it cost ?
Do you use it ?
 
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Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:25 pm

It's free for 100 Sensors (not devices) so you can test it. Pricelist is here https://www.paessler.com/prtg/price_list
Yes i use it and it's awesome. I used cacti and zabbix too. Both are good but not easy as PRTG. Learning curve is less harsh on PRTG than other network monitor tools. They have nice phone apps and widgets too.
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:26 pm

It's free for 100 Sensors (not devices) so you can test it. Pricelist is here https://www.paessler.com/prtg/price_list
Yes i use it and it's awesome. I used cacti and zabbix too. Both are good but not easy as PRTG. Learning curve is less harsh on PRTG than other network monitor tools. They have nice phone apps and widgets too.
What do the sensors means ?
 
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:30 pm

I really recommend a look at NetXMS. Its completely free (and open source) works great with MikroTik.

We use it as a centralized Monitoring, Management and Alerting platform.
We run all our analytics on it, use it for inventory management, IP space management, etc.

Its got a bit of a learning curve, but its a great software.
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:45 pm

NetXMS is linux based, there's not windows installation available. But still a good choice!
On PRTG you can have one sensor per device or multiple sensors for each device (one sensor for one interface throughput, one for latency to the device, etc...)
Edit: scrolling down there is windows installer... for NetXMS. Sorry about that.
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Re: Network Bandwidth Monitoring ?

Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:42 pm

Hi Soamz,

You can run this quite quick on a virtual machine (vmware player with virtual appliances), not plug n play by any means.

You can get historical and real time data on all subscribers and devices.

It's the industry standard, the big boys run nagios as well, we also have experience with PRTG but the fact that it only runs on windows is a big drawback.
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