Your network may have hundreds of switches and routers, and thousands of links – each one having the possibility of dropping packets, and for a wide variety of reasons. Manually checking every involved interface in a transaction can be painful because the network path used between the two endpoints can be tedious, and by the time you investigate all of the interfaces and devices, the problem may have mysteriously disappeared and is no longer occurring.
If you had a way of investigating which links and devices were used between any two endpoints, and learn what they were doing at the time of the event, and have enough detail to know why the packets were dropped, you could solve the problem in a few seconds.
PathSolutions TotalView is designed to solve this problem easily. Our Path Mapping capability, and Total Network Visibility collection will show you what your monitoring software doesn’t know about your network: When, where, and why packets went missing.