Link capacity upgrade threshold

Mohacsi Janos mohacsi at
Mon Aug 31 02:41:03 CDT 2009

On Sun, 30 Aug 2009, Randy Bush wrote:

>> If your 95th percentile utilization is at 80% capacity, it's time to
>> start planning the upgrade.
> s/80/60/
> the normal snmp and other averaging methods *really* miss the bursts.

Agreed. Internet traffic is very burtsy. If you care your customer 
experience upgrade at 60-65% level. Especially if an interface is towards 
a customers is similar in bandwith of backbone links...

 	Best Regards,
 		Janos Mohacsi

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