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Workload Measurement Tools Taxonomy
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This section concerns tools for measuring Internet workload. A summary is provided along with web page pointers to more detailed information. Review comments are also included when available.

This listing has not been actively maintained since 2004. These pages are made available for historical purposes.

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Packet Analyzers (Hardware)

Tool Input Measurement Output
    Active /
Passive
Functions  
HP/Agilent Advisor LAN or WAN both current and peak bandwidth utilization; rtt, pkt loss, traffic generation raw data for HP/Agilent software
InMon sFlow Probe 1000Base-SX both flow measurement Cisco NetFlow v5/ InMon sFlow
LinkView 10BaseT, 100BaseTx both bandwidth dist, frame dist, err pkt dist, wire-speed traffic generator, graphical topology, protocol dist (350+) Report Wizard
Shomiti Explorer 10/100/Giga Ethernet passive pkt capture raw data flow
Sniffer Pro 10/100 Ether LAN; GigaEther; ATM; Packet over SONET both pkt capture, bandwidth utilization, protocol utilization, pkt and frame errs, traffic generation, GUI
         

Packet Analyzers (Software)

Tool Input Measurement Output
    Active /
Passive
Functions  
AppTransaction Xpert packet traces passive hundreds of protocol and transaction level decodes; intuitive, graphical diagrams for visualizing application behavior; application response time predictions in virtual environments; continuous capture capability for analysis of intermittent application problems; powerful .whiteboard. environment for architecting and validating modifications to application-layer logic and behavior GUI, graphs, charts, web reports
EtherPeek Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Windows 95/98/NT) both pkt capture, utilization by node and protocol, pkt filters, pkt generation, event triggers, plug-ins GUI, HTML for stats
ettercap switched LAN passive with some active commands sniff traffic on a selected connection; dissect protocols; collect passwords; fingerprint OS; kill a connection text (black and white) or ncurses (color)
hping ICMP echo; TCP, UDP, ICMP and RAW-IP protocols active TCP/IP packet assembler/analyzer; firewall testing; advanced port scanning; network testing;using different protocols, TOS, fragmentation; manual path MTU discovery; advanced traceroute, under all the supported protocols; remote OS fingerprinting; remote uptime guessing; TCP/IP stacks auditing text
LanExplorer Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Windows 95/98/NT) passive pkt capture, bandwidth utilization, protocol dist, packet size dist, protocol analysis GUI
LANQuest Net/WRx IP, Ethernet, GigaEther, Token ring, FDDI both bandwidth util, latency, pkt resends, data loss GUI
LAN traffic monitor - RT 10/100/1G ethernet packets passive MAC/IP/protocol node/conversation matrix tables realtime telnet terminal output
Shomiti Surveyor 10/100/1000 Ethernet; 4/16 Token Ring both 7-layer analysis GUI
Sniffer Basic 10/100 Ether LAN; 4/16 token ring both pkt capture, bandwidth utilization, protocol utilization, pkt and frame errs, traffic generation, GUI
Wireshark ethernet, FDDI, PPP, token-ring, X.25, IP over ATM, tcpdump (libpcap), various pkt analyzers passive protocol distribution Unix GUI, or TTY-mode

Traffic Monitors/Analyzers

Tool Input Measurement Output
    Active /
Passive
Functions  
AppResponse Xpert packet data, NetFlow passive 24x7 appliance-based application performance monitoring; automatic application discovery and classification by user-defined application and business groups; point-and-click guided work flows to diagnose and troubleshoot application performance issues; advanced live and historical analysis; real-time VoIP performance management; NetFlow data collection to extend visibility into network capacity GUI, graphs, charts, web reports
argus pkt capture files, data from a live interface passive connectivity, capacity, demand, loss, delay, jitter, performance text (log files)
cflowd flow-export data from one or more Cisco/Juniper routers passive flow analysis, performance tabular summaries
CoralReef packet trace files, network interface, or specialized ATM or POS capture device passive traffic flow analysis, workload characterization both static and dynamic reports
Cricket time-series data passive traffic analyzer web GUI
flow-tools NetFlow passive traffic analyzer command-line tools
InMon Traffic Server flow-export data from one or more Cisco routers; sFlow data from probes, switches and routers passive flow analysis, performance web
ntop Cisco NetFlow/Juniper sFlow passive sorts network traffic by protocol, statistics, host/IP identification, subnets, usage by protocol, flow analysis, performance stores stats in RRD, HTML reports
NetFlow flow-export data from one or more Cisco routers passive flow analysis, performance raw flow data
pipechar destination name or IP address active Round trip time (RTT) to each measured node. Possible capacity of a node if that node load is low; or congestion degree if that node load is high. text
Orca text files passive periodic plots and distributions HTML, PNG files

SNMP Network Management Systems

Tool Input Measurement Output
    Active /
Passive
Functions  
Compaq TeMIP SNMP, Q3/CMIP, CORBA over leased lines, ATM, Sonet/SDH passive traffic monitor; performance mgmt; workflow char; mapping service GUI or web pages
NeTraMet SNMP passive traffic flow accounting meter; xfr rate dist; pkt size dist; protocol dist; turnaround time dist GUI
RTG SNMP passive high-performance SNMP statistics monitoring database, text, web pages
         
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