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Network Instruments OBSERVER 7.1 (SOBS7X )

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Network Instruments OBSERVER 7.1

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Observer provides metrics, capture and trending for both shared and switched network environments.
  • MacMall Part #: 960584 
  • Manufacturer Part #: SOBS7X  
  • UPC: 634589257106 
  • Platform: PC 

A network monitor and protocol analyzer for Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI. Observer provides metrics, capture and trending for both shared and switched network environments.

Observer is a cost-effective, software-only, Microsoft Windows-based network monitor and LAN troubleshooting tool. Observer can monitor single-segment LANs and with the addition of Probes, Observer can be upgraded into a full distributed product for monitoring multi-segment LANs and WANs.

Observer offers both real-time monitoring and troubleshooting, as well as a complete trending and baselining collection system to view historical data collected for days, weeks, months or even years.

Through optional Extensions, Observer can track multiple SNMP-enabled devices, view data from any RMON1/2 probe, provide expert analysis and modeling, provide WEB based reports, and Observer's Probes can be configured to report in RMON format. Observer provides a complete management solution for even the most complex LAN/WAN environments.

With Observer, a network administrator can view his or her LAN more clearly, see network traffic in real time, and with this new information, make network decisions based on facts instead of guesswork.

Observer removes the mystery of what is being sent or received by LAN stations.

Convert your PC or laptop into a powerful protocol analyzer
Instantly assess the effectiveness of network changes
Swithed modes see all ports on a switch gathering statistics from the entire switch or packet capture from any port or ports
Monitor and graph real-time bandwidth utilization, save historical data
Use the Efficiency History mode to baseline your LAN - check efficiency in the future using this baseline value for change determination
Collect Network Trending using advanced sampling for days, weeks, or months. graph, chart or create comparative reports
Collect statistics by user, packet size, or protocol (chart or list)
Capture, view, and decode LAN traffic in real time. Decode TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBIOS/NetBEUI, AppleTalk, DECnet and SNA, using advanced pre- and post filtering, station, protocol and offset filtering
Chart Protocol and SubProtocol usage, including all IP services (i.e. telnet, ftp, WWW, NNTP, LPD/LPR, NFS, etc.)
Network activity display shows at a glance critical performance information
Traffic generator and packet buffer replay for stress testing, problem duplication
Set triggers/alarms to analyze LAN traffic and pinpoint critical problems automatically - triggers can activate message windows, captures, logs, trouble tickets or execute external programs (email or pager for example)
Vital signs display network errors as they happen, historical record saved
Router Observer displays a router's traffic patterns in real time
Show Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI errors by station.
True layer 3 filtering (by IP address), and displays

Technical Specs

Installation Requirements
Minimum PC Processor Supported Intel® Pentium®
Minimum PC CPU Speed 266MHz
Minimum PC RAM Required 32 MB
Minimum PC HD Space Required 256 MB
Additional Processor Information (Recommended CPU Type:Intel® Pentium® II)(Recommended CPU Speed:866MHz)
License Product? No
Additional Details
Additional Details Windows 95/98, a supported network adapter, a mouse, and a VGA color monitor running in 800x600 mode. Recommended: 16 bit network adapter, a fast 16 bit VGA adapter, and a color monitor running in at least 1024x768 resolution. Network Interface Cards Supported: Any network adapter card with a NDIS 3.0/3.1 (or greater) driver that supports promiscuous mode (PCI cards recommended for Fast Ethernet).(Age Range:unused)(Linux Compatible:Info Not Available)
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Package Contents CD
Manufacturer Information
Money Back Guarantee null
Parts Warranty null
Labor Warranty null
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