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    Unicast vs Broadcast/Multicast Trend Monitor

    The Unicast vs Broadcast/Multicast Trend monitor displays trends in the data rates of unicast, broadcast, and multicast traffic on the node you selected in the View pane. This monitor is available on the Traffic tab. A line graph shows the rate of each type of traffic over time. The horizontal axis shows the times when samples were taken. The vertical axis shows the data rate, in packets per second.

    Note: After a device is discovered, trend data does not appear immediately—it appears only after three polling periods have elapsed.

    The traffic is divided into these categories:

    • Unicast inbound

    • Unicast outbound

    • Broadcast inbound

    • Broadcast outbound

    • Multicast inbound

    • Multicast outbound

    You can perform the following actions on the line graph:

    • Change the time period over which to display the traffic trends by selecting a time period from the list in the upper right corner.

    • Highlight a line in the graph by mousing over the line’s legend.

    • Remove or restore a line by clicking its legend.

    • Display a numeric value by mousing over a data point.

    Modified: 2017-07-20