Future Ready Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tool

Earlier in my blogs,we have explored different technologies and features that are offered by NetFlow Analyzer related to bandwidth monitoring. This blog post is about a futuristic reporting feature. The future is going to be IPV6(yes! it is officially launched) networks ranging from small to large are slowly migrating to IPV6 and for sure the IPV4 will be faced off soon. Here few advantages of IPV6:
  • Simplified Addressing
  • Auto Configuration
  • Mobility
  • Secure communication
NetFlow Analyzer as a bandwidth monitoring tool quickly adopted this migration and brought a preliminary support to IPV6, that is we can see IPV6 related information in the raw data reports. For detail study on data storage pattern in Net…

New in Applications Manager: End user monitoring enhancements, vCenter support and more

We recently rolled out version 10 of Applications Manager – our application performance management solution. The release was announced at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. Here is a quick heads up of the features and enhancements that have gone into this release.

Enhancements to End User Experience Monitoring

Applications Manager now provides the ability to monitor the performance of business-critical network services such as Ping, LDAP, DNS and mail server from multiple monitoring locations. These locations can either be enterprise branch offices or actual customer locations. This is in addition to the Real Browser Monitoring technology which is used to measure user experience of web applications

IPFIX support in Juniper Device

I’d rather say this is an IPFIX era, almost all the enterprise level routing and switching device vendors have started adopting IPFIX technology. Juniper device with its own standard jFlow is now supporting IPFIX on most of their major devices. This means that IPFIX is going to make a very big revolution in traffic monitoring technology in days to come. What is IPFIX? IPFIX is similar to NetFlow v9 export, of course NetFlow v9 is the base for IPFIX. IPFIX exports IP flow information from the routers and switch interfaces. The IPFIX protocol allows network administrators to  analyze their traffic patterns.

IPFIX export Juniper Device:
We have quite a lot of customers with Juniper devices in their netwo…

IPv6 and NetFlow – NetFlow Analyzer now supports IPv6 data reporting

The big networking related news recently was the exhaustion of IPv4 Address space. Public news reports stated that IPv4 Addresses has exhausted and that no more IPv4 addresses are available. What really happened is that the last 5 sets of IPv4 addresses blocks available were allotted to the regional Internet registries who will then allocate the address to users based on requests and other factors. Though all these blocks combined have a possible 80 million addresses, they possibly will last for 3 months at the current rate of allocation(1). This does not mean that IPv4 will disappear immediately from use. Both addressing schemes are expected to coexist for some time before IPv6 takes over completely. It ha…