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How to display the total bandwidth or the speed rate per User, IP address, Domain Name or Auth type?

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DESCRIPTION:

Please before to apply this article be sure to enable the AppFlow services as shown in this KB: How to enable App Flow Monitor on 5.9

  • Navigate to Dashboard | AppFlow Monitor | tab User.
  • In the first tab Interval you can select the time.
  • In the second tab Group you can choose between user name, IP address, domain name or auth type.

    Here is shown the total Bandwidth usage in MB per User .
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  •  If you want to analyze the total Bandwidth expressed in percentage click on the  pie tab.
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  •  If you want to analyze the current Bandwidth expressed in Kbps click on the third tab as show below.
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    Here you can see the speed rate per user in the last 2 minutes.
Sours: https://www.sonicwall.com/support/knowledge-base/how-to-display-the-total-bandwidth-or-the-speed-rate-per-user-ip-address-domain-name-or-auth-type/170505382284289/

How can I collect traffic details by IP address on the firewall through Log Reports and AppFlow?

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DESCRIPTION:

When encountering bandwidth shortage (Internet access speed is getting slower), you may want to check the bandwidth usage by IP or service for determining the solution. This article describes the way for you how to do the deep analysis for the traffic on your firewall. Before go through this article, you may require to start Data Collection at Log | Report page and also enable the option of AppFlow to Local Collector at AppFlow |Flow Reporting |Settings page.

NOTE:For function AppFlow Monitor, you are required to check whether you have the license (App Visualization).

  • For general overview. Navigate to Log | Reports, select the drop down menu Bandwidth Usage by IP address or Bandwidth Usage by Service, the details of used bandwidth for each IP address or service will be displayed.
  • For further analysis, if you intend to check which services does the IP address has used (e.g. 192.168.136.2 in the above picture which occupied most bandwidth), besides Global Management System (GMS) and Analyzer, this operation can be fulfilled on the firewall through AppFlow Monitor. Following are the steps for displaying the services by IP address.
  1. Navigate to AppFlow |AppFlow Monitor (or Dashboard | AppFlow Monitor) | Click Initiators. This page displays details about connection initiators by IP address.
  2. Tick the square for the item 192.168.136.2 | Click Filter View button. Only the selected item(s) will be displayed as below.
  3. Click tab Applications. In this page, the items listed are all 192.168.136.2 associated. You can click link of the Sessions column to check the detail.
Sours: https://www.sonicwall.com/support/knowledge-base/how-can-i-collect-traffic-details-by-ip-address-on-the-firewall-through-log-reports-and-appflow/170503950787011/
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How can I check which IP address is utilizing more bandwidth in the network?

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DESCRIPTION:

This article depicts how to find which local or external IP address utilizes more bandwidth on the network using App Visualization feature in the SonicWall appliance.

CAUSE:

 

RESOLUTION:

  1. Login to the firewall as Administrator.
  2. Navigate to AppFlow | Flow Reporting | Settings.
  3. Ensure that the following are enabled.
    1. Ensure that Report Connections is set to All.
    2. Enable Real-Time Data Collection.
    3. Enable Aggregate AppFlow Report Data Collection.
    4. Enable App Flow To Local Collector.

  4. Click Accept. A reboot will be required.
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  5. Navigate to Dashboard | Real-Time Monitor to check which applications are using the most bandwidth.
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  6. Also navigate to Dashboard | AppFlow Monitor. Click the Initiators tab and select the check box to the IP address to monitor.
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  7. Select Filter View to only see results for the IP address selected. In our case we've selected the internal IP 192.168.150.208. Click on the Applications tab. All results will be filtered to the internal IP 192.168.150.208.
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  8. Click the Auto Y-Scaling option to view applications in real time that the internal IP address is consuming.
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Who's Stealing Your Bandwidth!? Here's How You Can Find Out!

Hello,

I have an NS240 that I would like to monitor total bandwidth being used at a specific time for a particular interface.

I seem to remember way back that I could do this will and older SonicWall SOHO 50. It's kind of fuzzy but I think I remember doing this via SNMP.

Is there any way to do this?

It would be nice to have an idea of bandwidth utilization.


Best Answer

Chad.Holm

Serrano

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The new 5.8 firmware (early release) has a Real-Time Monitor that shows bandwidth usage on each interface and includes Netflow exports.  Scrutinizer (1) seems to work well but there are many.  Also, Viewpoint is a free for trial syslog reporting tool you can download and set up on a server or PC from your mysonicwall account.  It has bandwidth reporting as well.  You'll want a decent amount a storage space depending on the number of devices, amount of traffic, and number of days you retain raw data.  You can also start data collection in the reporting section to view bandwidth usage by IP or service from the time you started data collection.  Solera capture stack is available also but I haven't tried it so cannot speak to its capabilities.  We've integrated Nagios and Wireshark instead. You can also get some ideas from the firewall connections monitor.  This shows Rx/Tx traffic from all connected devices by type.  There is a Link monitor in the diagnostics section also but I haven't found that useful because of scaling problems.  Ten MB of traffic on a GB interface doesn't look like much.

(1) http://www.plixer.com/products/netflow-sflow/scrutinizer-netflow-sflow.php

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Tim7139

Ghost Chili

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The where you go changes with the firmware version you are running at, but you have a full range of reports and graphs based on traffic type, IP source, IP dest, etc. 

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StandingForChildren

Thai Pepper

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Viewpoint will give you most of what you need - you can trial it for 30 days. I use it to quickly spot aberrations in daily use.

It's not amazing but meets general requiremetns.

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Chad.Holm

Serrano

OP

Best Answer

The new 5.8 firmware (early release) has a Real-Time Monitor that shows bandwidth usage on each interface and includes Netflow exports.  Scrutinizer (1) seems to work well but there are many.  Also, Viewpoint is a free for trial syslog reporting tool you can download and set up on a server or PC from your mysonicwall account.  It has bandwidth reporting as well.  You'll want a decent amount a storage space depending on the number of devices, amount of traffic, and number of days you retain raw data.  You can also start data collection in the reporting section to view bandwidth usage by IP or service from the time you started data collection.  Solera capture stack is available also but I haven't tried it so cannot speak to its capabilities.  We've integrated Nagios and Wireshark instead. You can also get some ideas from the firewall connections monitor.  This shows Rx/Tx traffic from all connected devices by type.  There is a Link monitor in the diagnostics section also but I haven't found that useful because of scaling problems.  Ten MB of traffic on a GB interface doesn't look like much.

(1) http://www.plixer.com/products/netflow-sflow/scrutinizer-netflow-sflow.php

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joerojas

Chipotle

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Hi Tim,

We are on firmware version "SonicOS Enhanced 5.6.0.5-46o".

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Chad.Holm

Serrano

OP


We are on firmware version "SonicOS Enhanced 5.6.0.5-46o".

That excludes the Real-Time Monitor and Netflow options.  P.S.  The new App Flow Monitor allows you to see the average bandwidth for individual apps also, including VPN connections.

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Chad.Holm

Serrano

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P.P.S.  5.6.0.5-46o is an early release version too so it may be worth the upgrade to 5.8.0.1-31o.  We typically wait for general release versions (currenty 5.6.0.10-52o) but thought the benefits were worth it in this case.  Just make sure you create backups and export your settings.  I suggest you upgrade to 5.6.0.10-52o in any case unless there is a specific feature from 5.6.0.5-46o that you need.

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Tim7139

Ghost Chili

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Chad.Holm wrote:


We are on firmware version "SonicOS Enhanced 5.6.0.5-46o".

That excludes the Real-Time Monitor and Netflow options.  P.S.  The new App Flow Monitor allows you to see the average bandwidth for individual apps also, including VPN connections.

While that firmware excludes the real time monitor, it is still capable of full usage reporting. 

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joerojas

Chipotle

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Chad.Holm wrote:

P.P.S.  5.6.0.5-46o is an early release version too so it may be worth the upgrade to 5.8.0.1-31o.  We typically wait for general release versions (currenty 5.6.0.10-52o) but thought the benefits were worth it in this case.  Just make sure you create backups and export your settings.  I suggest you upgrade to 5.6.0.10-52o in any case unless there is a specific feature from 5.6.0.5-46o that you need.

 Thanks for the heads up on the fireware Chad. I will look into it.

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joerojas

Chipotle

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Tim7139 wrote:

Chad.Holm wrote:


We are on firmware version "SonicOS Enhanced 5.6.0.5-46o".

That excludes the Real-Time Monitor and Netflow options.  P.S.  The new App Flow Monitor allows you to see the average bandwidth for individual apps also, including VPN connections.

While that firmware excludes the real time monitor, it is still capable of full usage reporting. 

 Hi Tim,

Where do I go to see the full usage reporting?

Will this give me an overview of bandwidth utlization by interface?

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Tim7139

Ghost Chili

OP

It will, I have to look at a  device though. I normally look through GMS so I get a tab...

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Tim7139

Ghost Chili

OP

Do you see Log, Flow Reporting, on your device?

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joerojas

Chipotle

OP

No.

See the attached image for the items that I see under Log.

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Chad.Holm

Serrano

OP

JoeMats wrote:

No.

See the attached image for the items that I see under Log.

You'll need the 5.8 firmware for the Flow Reporting.

http://www.sonicwall.com/downloads/232-002000-00_Rev_B_SonicOS_5.8.0.1_Release_Notes.pdf

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Chad.Holm

Serrano

OP

New dashboard options in 5.8. 

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Chad.Holm

Serrano

OP

Sorry, I should have glued all of these images together.  Log into your mysonicwall account or create one if you haven't.  There are a number of documents outlining the usage of each feature as well as the release notes for the new version.  Note, some of this functionality will depend on your licensing.  You'll need the Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite or Gateway AV/Anti-Spyware/Intrusion Prevention/App Control/App Visualization license.  Both are available for trial but your support will also need to be up-to-date.

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Tim7139

Ghost Chili

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So I winder where the GMS is getting it's reports from on our 5.6.0.0-30o devices. 

In the GMS, I get a reports tab, then I have bandwidth, web usage, and a host of other options from the day before and further back. . 

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Chad.Holm

Serrano

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Tim7139 wrote:

So I winder where the GMS is getting it's reports from on our 5.6.0.0-30o devices. 

In the GMS, I get a reports tab, then I have bandwidth, web usage, and a host of other options from the day before and further back. . 

You're getting those through the syslog, same as ViewPoint.  ViewPoint is a subset of GMS.

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shatteredhourglass

Datil

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I use both ViewPoint and the new firmware.  I really like the newest firmware and haven't had any problems with it.  I have a NSA 240.

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