Visual Round Trip Analyzer (VRTA) is a tool that helps the SharePoint Administrator identify what is being downloaded at a web page level. One of the biggest complaints from users is the response time. This feedback always finds its way back to the administrator of the SharePoint farm.
VRTA excels in showing the network round trip relationship between the client and the server. This is also critical to the well-being of a farm. While an administrator can optimize the server response, there are several other parties that can inadvertently be working against this: