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Visual Representation of Total Switch Bandwidth Usage




I'm very new to PRTG, having switched over from SpiceWorks Network Monitor, and I was wondering if there was a way to create a visual representation of sensor data for a switch (i.e. either text showing total In/Out, bar graph).

I've got an SNMP sensor monitoring all active ports and can see individual values for those ports, but I would like a total value.

I appreciate your time and knowledge. Thank you!

prtg-network-monitor sensor snmp

Created on Dec 13, 2018 7:07:36 PM

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If you want to summarize all ports in to a single graph - even a single bar (calculation) - this is possible with the Business Process sensor or the Sensor Factory Sensor (prob. your better choice).

But let me ask you this - what advantage do you hope to gain from this?

More interesting to me would be:

  • CPU utilization of the switch
  • main ports like trunk-ports to the next or core switch
  • ports towards routers / firewalls

This would give you more insight - and those graphs should already exist.

Use MAPs to create overviews and how things work together - keep em lean and clean but add some graphs - and you will see how your components work together and probably even gain insight where bottlenecks originate at certain points in time.


Florian Rossmark


Created on Dec 14, 2018 2:31:07 PM

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