Network Instruments Observer User Manual
Getting Started with Observer Modes and Tools
Observer® Quick Start Manual
Client analysis: Client responds sufficiently
fast. Error conditions on the network:
Server analysis: Slow server.
To examine or analyze the conversation in further detail, right-click on it and
select one of the choices from the pop-up window.
• Connection Dynamics will give you a graphic diagram of the
conversation, showing transmissions and responses. Note how the error
packets are highlighted in red. Right-click on any packet to see more
information about it or to zoom the display in or out.
• Time Interval Analysis gives you a tabular view of transmissions and the
delays between them, while Server Analysis affords the ability to analyze
a server’s performance when handling multiple TCP services and
• In What-If Analysis, Observer permits you to use captured data as a basis
for hypothetical network situations, to see what would happen if any (or
all) of the characteristics of traffic on the network—number of users,
packet size, traffic levels—or the network devices (server and/or client
processing time, server type) were to change or be changed.
• Any or all of the parameters can be modified to show the effects of
changes in server or client latencies, utilization, and so forth.