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Resource Management by Tom Bialaski, Enrique Vargas, Evert Hoogendoorn, Adrian Cockcroft, Richard Mc Dougall

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Network Measurements

The way network measurements can and should be made depends on the objective of the measurement. Do you want to manage the overall health of a network link? Are you interested in the TCP/IP statistics of your server? Do you want to know how much bandwidth is used by a specific application? Each of these questions can be answered if the right tools and techniques are used to do the measuring.

Network Throughput

Using SNMP counters is a good way to get an overall view of network throughput. The Solaris software provides an SNMP daemon which provides the data you need. If your host is managed by the SyMON software, you can browse the SNMP counters through the SyMON GUI, and it is very easy to graph network throughput data by ...

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