Network Traffic Test

From an internal agent, this test measures the traffic received and transmitted by a host system via each of its network interfaces.

Target of the test : A host system

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every network interface of the target host (On Windows systems, the total traffic through all the network interfaces is reported by this test).

Configurable parameters for this test
  1. Test period - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host - The host for which the test is to be configured.
  3. HIGH SECURITY - This flag is applicable only when the target Linux host is monitored in the agentless manner. In highly secure environments, eG Enterprise could not perform agentless monitoring on a Linux host using SSH. To enable monitoring of the Linux hosts in such environments, set the HIGH SECURITY flag to Yes. It indicates that eG Enteprise will connect to the target Linux host in a more secure way and collect performance metrics. By default, this flag is set to No.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Incoming traffic:

Represents the rate of incoming traffic.

Pkts/Sec

An increase in traffic to the server can indicate an increase in accesses to the server (from users or from other applications) or that the server is under an attack of some form.

Outgoing traffic:

Represents the rate of outgoing traffic

Pkts/Sec

An increase in traffic from the server can indicate an increase in accesses to the server (from users or from other applications).