Do you find it difficult to manage your increasingly complex network? Does your daily network maintenance routine feel like an uphill task? Then do not worry, you are just like any other network administrator in this world, who is trying to find a solution to a never ending problem.
Network managers and administrators are plagued by seemingly different network issues that constantly interrupt critical business processes. Many of these issues originate from users who over utilize bandwidth. In addition, they are also faced with the problem of extensive systems that depend on both devices and applications within their network. If anything goes wrong, the adverse impact on the business will be blamed on network administrators.
Proactive network and bandwidth monitoring will help you solve day-to-day problems and prevent unexpected network scenarios. Here are a few considerations:
#1 Great Visibility ensures Greater Performance
One of the keys to resolving network issues quickly is to have in-depth visibility into your network from the device to the application. Being aware of what is happening in your network will help you understand the problem areas and solve it immediately. Network administrator will gain more insight into network performance by finding out which applications, devices, protocols and users are most active, and plan for future purposes accordingly.
#2 Ensure High Network Availability
Uninterrupted network monitoring will help you ensure continuous uptime and service availability to your network by detecting network issues, determining root cause and then troubleshooting. By analyzing network performance metrics through indicators such as bandwidth utilization, packet loss, latency, errors, discards, etc. administrators can have a contingency plan in case the system fails.
#3 Quick-to-Resolve with Intelligent Alerting and Hardware Monitoring
Recognizing and resolving issues even before your users experience network performance issues can be achieved with Intelligent Alerting. It ensures that network administrators get prompted when some specific predefined condition occurs that can potentially affect the network. Having intelligent alerting is a must in order to ensure continuous network uptime. This also includes monitoring key device sensors including temperature, fan speed, and power supply, so that you can proactively address issues before they negatively impact your network performance.
How SolarWinds Can Help
Now you can monitor your network devices and bandwidth with SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack, a comprehensive network bandwidth analysis and performance monitoring tool. Bandwidth Analyzer Pack allows you to:
- Detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues
- Track response time, availability, and uptime of routers, switches, and other SNMP-enabled devices
- Monitor and analyze network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns
- Identify bandwidth hogs and see which applications are using the most bandwidth
- Graphically display performance metrics in real time via dynamic interactive maps