Monitoring network bridge devices
IPHost Network Monitor allows you to test and monitor performance parameters of network bridges. You can select what variable to monitor using built-in MIB browser that provides you with all variables supported by bridge, their current values and descriptions taken from MIBs.
Network bridge device is a computer networking device that creates a single aggregated network out of several communication networks or network devices. Bridges only forward packets that should cross the bridge (are not sent to any of bridged device). Simplifying, when bridge receives a packet, all its bridged devices receive it. That excludes unnecessary packets forwarding across devices participating in a bridge.
Network bridges are often used when setting up virtual machines environment. That allows using the host’s network interface without reconfiguring it: the bridge joins “virtual” (internal use) network interface, used to connect VMs, with physical host network interface, thus making network administration much simpler.
Network bridges (used as repeaters) allow to join several physically or logically isolated networks into a single network. Various devices can serve as a network bridge (DSL modems, standard network switches etc). From inside, joined networks are working as one single intranet; all devices within it can be accessed directly, no need to set up specific routing.
Network bridges eliminate gaps between separate networks.
Typical use cases for network bridge monitoring
- prevent connectivity disruption; that includes VLANs, virtual machines internal networks etc.
- measure traffic speed across bridges, to prevent possible bottlenecks and traffic throttling
List of MIBs used to monitor network bridges
A collection of MIBs for bridge SNMP monitoring follows:
The MIB module used to describe the ArrowPoint Communications logging functionality.
This MIB module defines a set of managed objects that instrument devices that conform to the IEEE 802.1 standards for MAC-layer bridges.
MIB module for objects used to manage Remote Source Route Bridging (RSRB). The goal of this MIB to to allow a management stations to display the attributes of the local-remote RSRB peer relationship.
A set of managed objects for optimizing access to bridging related data from RFC 1493. This MIB is modeled after portions of RFC 1493, adding VLAN ID based indexing and bitmapped encoding of frequently accessed data.
MIB II Extension Definitions for Bridge Manager Option.
The Bridge MIB Extension module for managing Priority and Multicast Filtering, defined by IEEE 802.1D-1998.
This is the Point to Point Protocol (PPP) Bridge NCP Management Information Base module.
The VLAN Bridge MIB module for managing Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks, as defined by IEEE 802.1Q-1998.
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IPHost Network Monitor 5.4 build 14538 of April 21, 2023. File size: 111MB