Traffic Visualization to find high bandwidth usage

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L0 Member

Traffic Visualization to find high bandwidth usage

We currently use PA-500 routers at all of our locations.  Is there a quick way to either visualize or get a report on traffic usage? Ideally, we'd like to be able to at a glance see what IP is maxing out our bandwidth when we start running low on internet or VPN bandwidth.

We did try experimenting with Pan(w)achrome, but we didn't have any luck getting it to work properly.

L1 Bithead

Re: Traffic Visualization to find high bandwidth usage

Yes , it is possible to some extent  . Just go to Monitor -- >Manager Custom Reports -->Add

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You can select specific source and destination , applications and there other options too.

Just click on Run now and you will be able to see this report. It is also possible to schedule this report. Please check this and let us know if it was helpful.

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L2 Linker

Re: Traffic Visualization to find high bandwidth usage

In fact I believe this document explains a good approach on getting to understand bandwidth utilization. Graphic Traffic Monitoring for Interfaces - QoS Statistics

L3 Networker

Re: Traffic Visualization to find high bandwidth usage

use the ACC (delayed and not real time as it needs to index) , try custom reports , setting up and enabling Qos (will show apps, security rules but not specific source ips)  on the interface also shows live stats.

L4 Transporter

Re: Traffic Visualization to find high bandwidth usage

That document was my first thought parmas

Definately refer to the Graphic Traffic Monitoring for Interfaces - QoS Statistics Document for ideas or as previously mentioned, start playing with custom reports

L0 Member

Re: Traffic Visualization to find high bandwidth usage

Thanks everyone.  Msharma's response is closest to what we're looking for. Much more useful to be able to see what IP is causing bottlenecks without turning on QOS.

For those of you that send the link to Graphic monitoring, are there any downsides to turning on QOS?

L4 Transporter

Re: Traffic Visualization to find high bandwidth usage

It shouldn't affect anything as long as you don't put any traffic shaping profiles on.  You can classify traffic so you can view the information on it, just don't put shaping policy on it.

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