Chapter 6. Network Performance Monitoring

This chapter discusses performance monitoring and its importance for Netadmins. Based on the tasks involved in deploying a performance-monitoring system, this chapter is divided into the following parts:

Performance-Monitoring Overview

Network performance monitoring is the process of collecting, storing, and analyzing network statistics. The most common parameters for monitoring network performance are as follows:

  • Throughput, or network traffic accounting, is the amount of data flowing through an interface in a given amount of time. Throughput is typically expressed in units of ...

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