With network sniffing, users can identify the types and volumes of application traffic based on host IP addresses, ports, and protocols in use. This provides a wealth of information that can be very useful to engineers and administrators.
Information from network sniffing includes:
The network sniffer within SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) provides a Quality of Experience dashboard that features a quick-glance summary of a variety of network and application performance metrics for all of the configured applications being monitored by network sniffing sensors.
NPM’s network sniffers can easily be deployed in one of the two following configurations using a simple step-by-step wizard:
Further information on setting up Network Performance Monitor’s network sniffers can be found in the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Administrator Guide.
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