Displays the rate that packets are sent and received on the network.
The Packets/sec attribute in BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management is referred as the NETniPcktsPerSec parameter in BMC PATROL.
The packet size is NETniBytesTotalPerSec/NETniPcktsPerSec.
If the packet size drops, collisions are probably occurring and network efficiency is decreasing. The collisions may be caused by such things as a large number of users in a poorly configured network, or by a defective network card (NIC) that is sending excessive messages.
Consider running a diagnostic test on your NIC to check for configuration or hardware errors. Most NIC manufacturers provide a diskette that contains testing software.
Thresholds for alarms and warnings
No default thresholds have been set for this parameter. The baselining overview may help you determine appropriate settings for your system.
|BMC PATROL properties|
packets per second
Scheduling (poll time)
inherits poll time of collector
Active at installation
Value set by
|BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management properties|
|Monitor type||Network Interface|
|Key Performance Indicator||Yes|
|Monitor for abnormalities||Yes|
|Graph by default||Yes|