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asked 2022-03-28 23:01:46 +0000

Hello we are trying to find out how much data goes in and out from a specific Windows server. We installed Wireshark on it and started a full unfiltered capture, but it quickly ate up all the CPU and RAM resources and had be shut down after a couple hours. We are hoping to run it over several days to get a better view of how much data traffic there is coming and going via the network on the server. Are we able to be more specific on our capture, and if so, what would be good filters/options to adjust? Also, can we throttle the system resource usage that Wireshark uses while running a capture?

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answered 2022-03-29 13:03:27 +0000

Kire gravatar image

Since you are mentioning it is a Windows server I would have a look at the following blog

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answered 2022-03-29 08:30:31 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

Have a look at ntopngfrom our friends over at Their tool does precisely what you need and more. And they have more tools in that area, if you need.

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answered 2022-03-29 06:39:17 +0000

Vtechie gravatar image

Capsa Free Network Analyzer, this is a Freeware that can monitor your traffic on up to 10 IP Addresses

I hope this will help you

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answered 2022-03-29 00:27:14 +0000

Bob Jones gravatar image

If you just want an overview of traffic to/from a device, wireshark is probably not the best tool for the job. SNMP and related systems would likely be a much better way to collect and display this information.

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