IP-Ethernet Conversations by Message Count
The IP/Ethernet Conversations by Message Count viewer Layout for Charts provides a summary of the top Network layer conversations that took place within the time boundaries of a set of trace results. The summary data is presented in a Table grid visualizer component that provides message details in tabular format and exposes useful statistics for the top Network layer conversations that took place in a set of trace results. The data is sorted in descending order from the highest to lowest message count, per conversation. The Table grid contains the following data columns:
Network — contains the IP or Ethernet addresses of the computer nodes that exchanged messages.
Count — specifies the number of messages that were exchanged in each conversation.
Bytes — based on the
payloadLengthproperty of any module that defines this field, the values in this column specify the total payload byte volume of all messages (containing this property) that are associated with each Network conversation.
KBs — provides an indication of the data transmission rate in kilobytes-per-second for the messages in a conversation.
Duration — specifies the delta between the StartTime and EndTime values.
StartTime — specifies the time at which the first message in a conversation group began.
EndTime— specifies the time at which the last message in a conversation group ended.
BPS — provides an indication of the data transmission rate in bytes-per-second for the messages in a conversation.
K — a chart constant to facilitate calculation of the KBs values.
Using the IP/Ethernet Conversations by Message Count Layout
To maximize analysis effectiveness, you should apply the Network Viewpoint to this Layout, which removes all messages above the Network layer. When you apply this Viewpoint from the Viewpoint drop-down list on the Filtering toolbar, the values in columns such as Count, Bytes, KBs, and BPS, will then be based on IP and Ethernet messages only. For example, the Count column will then indicate the number of IP or Ethernet messages in each conversation, while the Bytes column will indicate the number of IP or Ethernet payload bytes exchanged in each conversation.
Statistics that you can obtain from this grid visualizer component that are useful in troubleshooting the Network layer include:
Message volume per conversation
Top bandwidth consumers
Data transmission rates
Time to complete conversations
You can double-click any conversation row in the grid to display the messages for the associated conversation in the Analysis Grid viewer for further analysis.