Ethernet Traffic (EPT1)


This probe measures the amount of traffic (bytes) sent and received from the network via the ethernet (LAN) interface.

Release notes

Version 1.0 - General deployment
  • Feature: Initial value
  • Dependency:
    • SNMP Agent module v2.0+

Resource configuration interface

GUI unavailable.

Resource parameters

  • Interface: name of the interface to be monitored. This defaults to eth0 which is normally the only useful value.

Performance graphs

This probe generates a graph with following performance metrics:

  • in: the number of bits per second received from the network, averaged over 5 minutes.
  • out: the number of bits per second sent to the network, averaged over 5 minutes.


This probe can report following alarm states:

  • CRITICAL: the Ethernet interface is down.

Possible causes

A CRITICAL alarm may be caused by:

  • Ethernet cable disconnected or malfunction.
  • Misconfiguration or malfunction of the connected Ethernet switch.

Possible consequences

Critical alarm:
  • no Internet connection
  • no remote console access
  • service down (e.g. telephony, application)

Abnormal high network bandwidth utilization:
  • Degraded service like bad audio quality or slow application

Possible actions

In case of a CRITICAL alarm:
  • Check cabling and switch
  • Check link up indicator LED

In case of an abnormal high network bandwidth utilization following actions may be performed:

  • Capture network traffic to see what is using the most bandwidth.
    • SOP Shell > Diagnostics > Network > Capture traffic by host

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