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Monitor network connectivity

28,564 3,726 May 16, 2018 at 08:11 AM
At work I have a couple PC's that operate on a mini LAN. Static IPs. One machine operates an OPC server and the other pulls data from it via a proxy program on the server machine.

I am getting periodic dropouts of the OPC data and I have limited means to diagnose where the issue is:

- OPC server itself
- OPC to proxy program
- machine interconnectivity (which goes through a switch BTW)
- etc

If I could have a program that basically continually monitored the connection between the machines, it would give me a better idea on how to attack the problem.

Both machines are Win7 btw.

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If this were me I'd use wireshark to monitor the traffic between the boxes. If you can't determine from that, install something like Nagios or Xymon on a 3rd box and agents on the two others and you'll see RAM/CPU/interface stats etc graphed out
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I know Spiceworks has a free Network Monitoring tool, though I haven't used it myself. They also have a lot of smart dudes that write little custom apps/scripts to integrate into the spiceworks software. Might check them out.
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