How to review network usage from DX NetOps Performance Management components

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Article ID: 209299

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Products

CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps

Issue/Introduction

We are looking at the price and performance difference of having the DX NetOps Performance Management product components running on physical servers versus VMs.

As part of that the Virtual Team and the Network team are asking what the current network traffic is for our DX NetOps Performance Management environment.

Are there built in metrics to help identify and track the network traffic for these components?

  • Performance Center
  • Data Aggregator
  • Data Collectors
  • Data Repository database cluster

Environment

All supported DX NetOps Performance Management releases

Resolution

At this time there are no metrics available in the default product that would provide this type of information.

To have new reporting features added to the product that would support this information please submit an Enhancement Request via the Broadcom Communities Ideation site by posting an Idea. After being posted follow up would need to go through your Account Management team.

There are a few options that may help.

  • The Broadcom Application Performance Management and/or Network Flow Analysis tools may help provide similar information as sought here.
  • SNMP agents installed on the DX NetOps Performance Management component servers, monitored by the tool would provide Utilization and Bits In/Out data among other information that may help make a decision.
  • Use the Linux iptraf-ng tool.
    • It is a console based network statistic monitoring utility.
    • It provides a solid UI that shows network traffic statistics that would help with this decision.
    • Some useful reference material for the tool can be found here on the IPFire Wiki site.
      • IPFire wiki
      • Note the Wiki referenced is not affiliated to Broadcom and may change in the future.
      • Search the internet for iptraf-ng information if it's not working for some reason.
    • The tool is easy to install using the command:
      • yum install iptraf-ng
    • Once installed on a test system run the command "iptraf-ng" to start it and see what it provides.