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i want to monitor bandwidth of switch, can i use wireshark to do it?

asked 18 Aug '15, 01:31

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can you please define what you mean by monitor bandwidth of switch?

Please try to be as precise as possible. Maybe a few words about the reason why you want to do that, would also help to understand what you are trying to do.

(18 Aug '15, 03:10) Kurt Knochner ♦

Thank for replay sory! my english is very bad, i mistake between measuring and monitor !!! I want measuring bandwidth at each port of the switch.

(18 Aug '15, 03:18) nghiepnv

you are probably want to use an SNMP Manager to poll the interface statistics of the switch.

(18 Aug '15, 16:05) NiCe85

I want measuring bandwidth at each port of the switch.

measure the bandwidth of what?

Again: If you want any help, you should add as much information as possible, so we can understand what you are trying to do.

(19 Aug '15, 13:53) Kurt Knochner ♦

i have a server, client will connect to it. I have about 50 client simultaneous working. I want measuring bandwidth at each port of the switch. You can find the technology on my company' website Viegrid , it name is V-AZUR. I want comparing my old switch vs switch cisco.

(19 Aug '15, 18:52) nghiepnv

I want comparing my old switch vs switch cisco.

O.K. so, you want to compare the forwarding performance of your switch. While you can do that with Wireshark (and a lot of work), I won't recommend that, because you would have to capture the traffic with TAPs at ALL interface of the switch in parallel and you also need a lot of clients and servers. These kind of tests are usually done with very expensive testing equipment (Breakingpoint, etc.).

i have a server, client will connect to it. I have about 50 client simultaneous working

However: you are saying, that you have only ONE server and 50 clients. So, the limit is the switch interface connected to the server. No matter which switch you are using, the forwarding capacity won't be the problem compared to the limits of the single attached switch interface to the server, so the proposed test does not make any sense. You won't test the switch. You will only test the performance of the server or the limit of the link (1 Gbit/s, 10 Gbit/s).

But maybe I'm totally misunderstanding your question. If so, please add more details.

Regards
Kurt

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