Monitoring the Network
Once the network is up and running you will need to take the time to monitor network resources to ensure that the network stays healthy and responsive. Monitoring network resources may require you to monitor network traffic, open ports on a system, or simply monitor percent usage of network components in order to identify when something is overloaded.
This chapter looks at where to go to monitor network resources and the types of characteristics to monitor. You are also introduced to a few monitoring tools that are used by network administrators ...