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Long term historical analysis of utilization using Procure Manager +

BClarke
Occasional Visitor

Long term historical analysis of utilization using Procure Manager +

I would like to be able to look at long term network utilization statistics on various core ports on our Procurve switches using PCM+. Is this possible, or do I need to use a separate SNMP monitoring or SFLOW application like Solarwinds, Adrem etc ? Thx
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Steve Britt
Respected Contributor

Re: Long term historical analysis of utilization using Procure Manager +

Hi,

PCM+ itself shows only the last 12 hours of traffic data from a port. If you want longer-term analysis you will need to use a tool other than PCM+, *but* depending upon your needs PCM+ might be able to supply the data for analysis via its port data logging feature. If the set of core ports you want to analyze data from is limited then you can log minute-by-minute data from them to .csv files that can be pulled into a separate analysis tool like Excel. You enable this logging by right-clicking on a port in the PCM+ traffic display, choose "Logging", and choose "Enable data logging". Then a dialog box will appear that tells you where the files will be stored.

If you don't want to deal with .csv files and another tool like Excel to analyze them, you will probably have to consider an alternative to PCM+ traffic monitoring like MRTG or some of the other traffic monitoring tools you cite above.

Regards,

SVB