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Aaron Kostyu
Real User
Director of IT at a local government with 500-5000 employees
Dec 03 2013
Our county has more than 110,000 residents. The county’s IT department supports every elected and appointed county entity, including courts, law enforcement, fire, public works, tax, utilities, internal administration and more. The 3,000-node wired and wireless network provides access to more … more »
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Dan KlimkeGreat review, Aaron - thank you. I like how you point out the way OptiView emp… more »
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imran_shMr. Aaron Kostyu you have written a very nice review and shared your personal … more »
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Fluke Networks
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Tony Fortunato
Consultant
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
What does troubleshooting, baselining, capacity planning and implementation have in common? Every one of those tasks involves some sort of bandwidth or throughput validation. Figuring out your true throughput transcends all network disciplines and becomes a common ground in all my engagements. … more »
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Alin RaduI noticed that OptiView XG cannot only perform stress-testing on a network, bu… more »
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Trent Spencer
Real User
Network Manager at a local government with 500-5000 employees
Dec 28 2013
Our city’s IT department is responsible for keeping systems running across a wide range of municipal services, from libraries and utilities to police and fire. The department oversees 30 fiber sites, 29 metro Ethernet networks, and a broad range of PCs, servers, databases and Cisco equipment that… more »
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imran_shWhich model of OptiView Series III you have used and what was its purchasing c… more »
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RonSNunes
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Infrastructure Expert at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
Pros: The biggest pro I can think of is that this excellent software is open source, meaning it's developed from a community driven perspective i.e. users have a voice and can develop and add features as they see fit. It supports a wide variety of platforms, has a GUI and CLI interface, and su… more »
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Tony Fortunato
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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
While troubleshooting a Wifi performance issue on a large BYOD network, I was explaining to the customer a lot of people on a wireless network sending a lot of small packets can cause a performance issue by robbing precious time from other Wifi clients. They didn’t quite understand how this cou… more »
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Aaron LeskiwLove this experience Tony, It's always interesting to see what's really happen… more »
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Tony Fortunatothanks for the feedback Aaron, I appreciate it. more »
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Tony Fortunato
Consultant
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
I am surprised that this exercise we do in class still proves to be helpful as well as quite popular. There are many utilities out there to help find rogue servers, but why bother when you already have Wireshark installed. When you get comfortable with this exercise you can save some steps by c… more »
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Tony Fortunato
Consultant
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
When I go onsite to troubleshoot a customer issue, I cannot assume that they will give me access to their network management system. As an independent, I can’t possibly know every vendor’s management system, products and system commands as well. As a troubleshooter, I am always looking for vendo… more »
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imran_shWe are using OptiView for the wired network of our organization. It proved to … more »
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Tony Fortunato
Consultant
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
A customer called me and wanted some help troubleshooting some wireless problems. Their users have been reporting intermittent wireless performance issues and getting ‘dropped’. To top it all off, their WLAN controller has also been reporting ‘containment’ error messages that weren’t to descriptiv… more »
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Tony Fortunato
Consultant
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-500 employees
This is another tool in the HTTP Troubleshooting’ series. I really get excited when I am able to reproduce problems in the lab. With this specific case, the customer was experiencing errors within their web browsers that looked like either a network or server issue. The specific symptom was … more »
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imran_shThanks for sharing your personal experience and telling another way of using O… more »
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Tommy Pruitt
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Vice President at a integrator with 1-500 employees
Dec 03 2013
Deploying VoIP systems requires a high-level of engineering expertise to accurately integrate with existing network and application infrastructure. When not deployed, or when troubleshooting is done incorrectly, they can have a significant performance impact on the existing network and be a po… more »
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imran_shAnother useful feature of OptiView is its Remote User Interface. After instal… more »
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FrancisMWe are currently using SW as our NMS, and I know that it also has a similar fe… more »
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Tommy PruittFrancisM, We use SW NMS, APM, Netflow, etc... as well. OptiView is tool/appl… more »