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Distributed network monitoring

RIPE Atlas, An Internet Performance Measurement Network

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In the September 2015 issue of the Internet Protocol Journal, there was a very interesting article about the RIPE Atlas, an Internet performance measurement network project. The Atlas project has always fascinated me because it’s a great collaborative effort to measure the network performance of the global IP layer with active…

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Iperf Comparison: Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Banana Pi, Utilite

By | Distributed network monitoring, End User Monitoring, Network Engineering, Network Monitoring, Raspberry Pi | 3 Comments

Iperf is a very handy network monitoring utility that can run network speed tests, as well as measure jitter and packet loss. It is available under Windows, OSX, and Linux. To run an Iperf test you need two hosts: the client or transmitter is the network traffic generator and the…

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Troubleshooting WAN with Distributed Network Monitoring

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AngelBeat Recently, we toured Pittsburgh, Cleveland as well as three cities in Texas (Austin, San Antonio, and Houston) together with the folks from AngelBeat; AngelBeat, is an event tour that stops in one city every day, all year long, throughout the entire country and connects vendors with local IT practitioners. I…

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Distributed network monitoring for cloud-based VoIP

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Cloud-based VoIP Cloud-based telephony enables companies to implement Voice-over-IP (VoIP) services by relying on a third party provider that handles the hosting and management of the PBX. Simply put, throw away your PBX and keep only the handhelds. When compared to traditional on-premise PBX deployment, this cloud-based solution is getting…

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How to monitor branch offices that have split tunneling

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Monitoring Split Tunneling It’s common to have enterprises relying on split tunneling to provide connectivity to remote branch offices. In a split tunnel configuration, remote users utilize the commodity Internet connection, like Comcast or Verizon, to reach public websites or cloud services and a VPN tunnel, also called a LAN-to-LAN…

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Distributed Network Monitoring with Raspberry Pi

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Distributed Network Monitoring with Raspberry Pi There are many network engineers that have been looking for a network monitoring tool that uses remote probes to implement distributed network monitoring. We have spoken to many of them, and the most adventurous ones started building their own homegrown monitoring tools based either…

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Top 5 Distributed Network Monitoring Use Cases

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Distributed Network Monitoring Use Cases Agent-based network and application monitoring has been gaining more and more attention due to the increased complexity of enterprise networks and the services they support. Nowadays, a typical medium to large company has users in multiple geographical locations that use web applications that might be…

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