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Bandwidth Monitoring using PRTG

BANDWIDTH MONITORING USING PRTG

For a quick and accurate analysis we need a network monitoring solution with integrated Bandwidth Monitor such as PRTG Network Monitor. PRTG analyzes the traffic in our network and provides us with detailed results – tables and graphs.

STEPS TO INSTALL PRTG NETWORK MONITOR

  1. Visit this website “https://www.paessler.com/prtg” and you will find an option to download the PRTG Network Monitoring tool. Click on Freeware Download (where you’ll be permitted to test for 100 sensors).
  2. You’ll be provided with a free license Key to install this software.
  3. The installation steps and the initial configuration setup of the tool are shown in this video link “https://www.paessler.com/support/videos/prtg-basics/installation_of_prtg_network_monitor”.

After installing the software, follow the video to setup initial configuration of the tool. After the configuration is set, go to the home page and click on review results.

STEPS TO MONITOR THE BANDWIDTH

  1. Add a new group by right clicking on the group “group1”. There will be a popup window displayed. Type the group name as shown below.     

2. After creating a new group “ BroadBand_Devices”. Click on “add device” under this group. Enter the device name “Truffle4000” and the IP address “192.168.1.99”. Then choose your icon as shown below.          

3. click on “RUN AUTO DISCOVERY”

4. After few minutes you will be observing something like shown below.

5. To view the Bandwidth click on any one of the sensors, for Ex. eth1. We will get into a page shown below.            

6. We notice that on the right hand side there is plot on bandwidth. Click on it to view it in an enlarged scale. The graph is plotted for every 5 mins of interval.

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