Your network may have hundreds of switches and routers, and thousands of links—each one has the possibility of dropping packets, and for a wide variety of reasons. You don't want to manually check every involved interface in a transaction. Reviewing 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 their activity was at the moment of an event, with enough details on packets lost, 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.