I administer a small network of about 150 pc’s. Currently it’s run as a work group (no active directory) but as the business is growing I may be able to convince them to move to an active directory system.
At the moment I have no real network monitoring capability. One of the old switches is dieing and needs to be replaced. I don’t have any experience with managed switches or their capabilities and am looking for recommendations.
The switch will be responsible for a new department/group with around 20-30 computers. I really would like the ability to monitor which computers on the switch are sending traffic to other computers and how much etc.
Does any one have any recommendations? I probably can’t convince them to fund anything over $500 US but something under $250 should be easy enough.
Thanks for any advice.