2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 10, 2008 12:05 PM by kweise

    Netflow Module versus Network Engineer Toolkit

      I have recently purchased Orion NPM and I am really starting to get my feet into it and would like to know would it be better at this point to purchase the module for Netflow or purchase the toolkit. I am working on a very limited budget so I am not sure. I also do not have all my switches and routers up to a IOS level that can handle Netflow, but I need to start breaking down my network bandwidth into valuable analysis and see what is taking the most utilization up.

      Kind of new to all this stuff, finally starting to get into my Network Engineer Role and looking for some guidance.

      Thanks!

        • Re: Netflow Module versus Network Engineer Toolkit
          Craig Norborg

          It depends on what you want more, they're really two seperate beasts.   The toolkit is just that, a toolkit you might take to diagnose some network problems.  While Netflow is to get a handle not only on the amount of traffic on your systems, but exactly what traffic it is.  While the Netflow stuff is >very< useful, the toolkit is too, the ability to do SNMP sweeps, browsing your network, produce quick reports, DNS audit, the list goes on and on...

           

          What I would probably do in your position is give them both a try.  You can download a 30 day demo of each and see which one you use more...