Network Traffic Visualization

Corey Edwards tensai at
Fri Feb 10 15:45:18 MST 2012

On 02/10/2012 03:24 PM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM, Corey Edwards <tensai at> wrote:
>> I've got the tools to see what's happening at any point in time, but I
>> would love to be able to compare graphs. How does this week compare to
>> 12 weeks ago or last year? How do these 5 circuit compare to each other?
>> How quickly are they growing, both compared to themselves and others?
>> I can give you a specific example that happened just this week. One of
>> my circuits went from 35mbps to 15mbps due to a traffic adjustment of my
>> peer. It took a week before my coworker discovered the change and we
>> were able to rearrange our bandwidth to compensate. While it's true we
>> could have done a better job of watching all those graphs, having a tool
>> that would highlight those sort of changes would be ever so helpful.
> *cough* Nagios *cough*

I use Zenoss, but yes that's what I meant by "I've got the tools to see
what's happening at any point in time". Problem is I've got a lot of
graphs and I can't spend half my day comparing them. A tool that could
summarize and highlight would be awesome.


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