One of the important aspects when trying to understand network congestion or packet shaping is the effect of microbursts on the network. In some environments packetshaping can occur on a sub second basis, thus microbursts can trigger this oversubscription leading to dropped packets.

To analyse a link or network, tools with this feature is required. NETSCOUT's Network Time Machine does an excellent job at this.

Set the Microburst threshold in the middle of the screen below.


Set the problem Threshold.

Enable Atlas and Microburst option


From the Problems tab, you can delve into the particular problem.


Select this problem to display the utilisation.

Additionally you are also able to show the trace or save the trace and find exactly the packets that causing the microburst.



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