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RE: Traffic Threshold monitoring?

  • From: Jim Popovitch
  • Date: Mon Aug 26 03:27:22 2002

Hi Rob,

Micromuse's Netcool/USM (Usage Service Monitors) will allow you to monitor
traffic on a per user or per port (type) basis.  The USMs allow you to
monitor and generate notifications for defined thresholds and usage

Here is a URL to a more complete spec sheet:

Note: I work for Micromuse as a systems engineer, managing the integration
of our products at our customers' facilities.

-Jim P.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-  []On Behalf Of
> Rob Mitzel
> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 2:54 AM
> To:
> Subject: Traffic Threshold monitoring?
> Hi everyone,
> Quick question.  We're currently using MRTG to monitor traffic on a
> number of cisco switches connected to various customers.  Now, this is
> all great and everything, except there's no real way to monitor if a
> customer's traffic goes completely out of whack (i.e. they start
> hammering 20 mbps instead of 300kbps) without manually checking MRTG
> every few minutes (and that'd be kinda time-consuming, you'd think.)  We
> also show individual MRTG pages to our customer base via some handy mods
> we made.
> So my question is...what's out there that will allow us to check
> thresholds on traffic, and notify us if needed?  We do have monitoring
> stations, running CastleRock SNMPc software.  We have it set up to tell
> us when there's broadcast storms and suff, but I've never seen anything
> for actual traffic monitoring.
> Thanks in advance!
> -Rob.

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