Today, we commonly see IT budget reduction, cost cutting, and barriers for potential network circuit upgrades. In this tough economic situation, the motive of a network administrator should be optimizing the current infrastructure for future accommodations.
Optimization plays a major role when it comes to distributed network architecture and when users are around the globe.
How can we optimize the network with the current infrastructure without adding a hardware or software to the network? We’ll discuss this below.
The network administrator’s role is to ensure that the network is always up and running, and that the performance of the entire network is always running smoothly, even when …
Network administrators around the globe are very concerned about the type of traffic that is exiting their network. They want their critical business application over the WAN to perform at its best. Non-critical applications like web traffic and social media downgrade the performance of WAN links. Therefore, administrators should avoid non-business applications on WAN links.
Over the last decade, administrators around the globe have used traditional NetFlow and other similar flow technologies to identify the type of traffic on their network. The traditional flow-based traffic analysis is utilized to identify layer 3 application traffic based on port and protocol.
What if a user on the netwo…
This Week’s Five is the column where we bring to you a collection of five interesting reads from all over the web, with a different topic every week. This week, we are exploring the importance of bandwidth and traffic flow in the enterprise’s network.
During peak hours, the traffic in our network overflows, resulting in slowing down our work. What do we do then? Increase bandwidth or Optimize bandwidth? Which is cost-effective and which is expensive? Read on to find that out and more about organization’s network flow.
Bandwidth Optimization – Increasing bandwidth is just one way of taking care of the load on networks. It might be easier to optimize existing bandwidth.
Until 2012, NetFlow Analyzer’s Enterprise edition benefited ISPs, MSPs and large organizations that had distributed network architecture, in monitoring their bandwidth.
Any organization with less than 600 interfaces and want to monitor all of them by installing product on Head Quarters data center can go with Professional and Professional Plus Edition which has integrated collectors and reporting engine which collects the data and generate reports.
The Enterprise edition was majorly used by organizations that had a distributed architecture and monitoring was done by means of Central server and multiple collectors across different sites in the same network.
Limitation of Enterprise Edition:…
‘March Madness’ is back.
It is that time of the year for our IT network administrators to spend sleepless nights, work extra hours to merely keep the network up and running.
What is the cost that companies pay for March madness?
- Cost of employee wages for their non-productive hours
- Cost of streaming bandwidth
- Cost of network downtime and the operational challenges that it poses
- Cost of restoring the network and the extra hours that the IT Administrator gets paid
Ultimately, Enterprises end up spending millions of dollars as a ‘cost function’ instead of a ‘profit function’ and that is despite the fact that there is an IT Department that can avoid it.
How do you avoid wasti…
The road to victory is never easy.
Taking a treacherous path with grit powers one to the mantle of success.
It also requires one to take the most correct decisions at the most correct moment and as far as their IT needs are concerned, they did!
We proudly congratulate the Lotus F1 team, that places great faith in us for their IT needs, for their victory in the Australian GP.
Here is what they have to say about us:
Lotus F1 Team Ltd. places great faith in the analytical reporting service offered by ManageEngine, its simplicity of use and simple GUI are also a unique benefit offered by their services. We would highly recommend this product to any other fast paced forward thinking business.
We strive to continue offering o…
Cisco Performance Monitor helps you to identify performance issues on the network, Now a days Video is every where and when it comes to corporate network, it has to be treated in such a way that it is with high quality as expected.
An organization considering implementation of Video conferencing or any video streaming should also consider that this will increase significant load on the network. The network should be capable enough to handle this additional load along with existing load.
NetFlow Analyzer with its value added features like Cisco IP SLA VO and Cisco Medianet and Mediatrace helps to implement video traffic on the network effectively.
Network Load Testing using Cisco IP SLA VO :-
Video packets (RT…
Recently we have been receiving a couple of mails from different customer with queries on Google Maps. There has been a change in Google Map in NetFlow Analyzer since Google has introduction API Version 3.
Please refer the this link to know more about change in Google Map .
NetFlow Analyzer supports API Version 3 from build 9700. However we have to go through a small step before we see the Google map.
How to switch to Google Map UI in NetFlow Analyzer :
You can click on the drop available in Dashboard/Device/IP group/Autonomous System/Interface Group pages to switch to Google Map View.
How to make Google Map work :
You have to download a file c…
The previous blog gave you detailed information on installing the HighPerf Reporting Engine in Windows environment.
This blog will give you an idea about installing the HighPerf Reporting Engine Add-On in Linux environment.
You can download the HighPerf Reporting Engine here
Note: HighPerf Reporting Engine is available only for 64bit installation
Installing server and client in the same server:
- Execute the executable file: ./ ME_NFA_HighPerf_Add_On_9800_64bit.bin -console
- Accept the Read the ‘License’ terms and conditions and choose ‘I accept the terms of the agreement’ and click ‘Next’ to continue with the installation.
- In the Choose the installation Option provides you 3 op
In continuation to our introduction blog on HighPerf reporting engine, this one discuss about how to install the HighPerf reporting engine and integrate it with NetFlow Analyzer.
This HighPerf reporting engine comes as a add-on package to NetFlow Analyzer. It can be installed on the same machine where NetFlow Analyzer is installed or on a remote server.
HighPerf Reporting Engine and NetFlow Anlayzer on the same server:
If you prefer to install the HighPerf Add On on the same server where you are going deploy NetFlow Analyzer, You can download the installable for Windows which has HighPerf add-on from here and Linux from here.