Network Instruments Observer User Manual

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Network Trending

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2. Check the “Turn on active Modes on Observer startup” checkbox under

Options > Observer General Options > General

tab. Whenever the

network administrator starts their computer, it will start Observer and

bring up Network Trending, as well as any other active modes.
Generally, a network administrator will choose to set the data collection

period to 15 or 60 minutes; this offers a good granularity of information

and is a useful number for looking at days and weeks of data.

Figure 5: Network Trending

1. Click

Trending > Network Trending

, or click the

icon on the Observer

toolbar to open Network Trending.

2. Click

Mode Commands > Start Mode

or the

icon on the Network

Trending toolbar to start Network Trending.