Brief Walk-Through into Colasoft Capsa

In this lesson, we will show you how to monitor, manage, and visualize your network using Colasoft Capsa.

Note: On our Hands-On Tutorial, we will dig deep in details regarding the practical part of the Colasoft Capsa to monitor your network for the first time.

In this Theoretical part of the lesson, we will show you the monitor, manage, track, and visualize Network Interfaces.

First, Walk-Through into Colasoft Capsa

Once you open Colasoft Capsayou will always see this window, which called Start Page

You have to choose the Network Interface Card (NIC) you have to monitor, along with choosing an option from the Analysis Profile, that determines the type of analysis to perform on the network.

the Toolbar, at the top of the window. The toolbar provides the essential tools and settings that will be a great help for you during your work on managing and monitoring the network. The toolbar has some Tabs that contain tools. Tabs are Analysis, System, Tools, and View, (We will discuss each in the next section).

Also, some Widgets exist within the Analysis tab that helps you regarding management and monitoring, which they are:

  1. Utilization, that indicates the network usage.
  2. PPS, that shows the #No. of Packets per Second in the network.

  3. Traffic History Chart, shows a historical buffer for network behavior.

  4. Packet Buffer, to show the usage of the buffer in MegaBytes (MB).

This is a brief summary of the Toolbar components. The Toolbar details will be configured at the Technical part of this lesson

The full-details of tabs and types of views will be shown to you within the Technical Part, also you can find it at the Reference Book

We can do a lot of things using Colasoft Capsa, like scanning the network by IP, or MAC addresses, creating filters, tracking the network bandwidth for all users, reporting, visualization charts to give a quick glance of the network in overall. We will do all of these jobs and tasks within the next lesson (Hands-On Tutorial).

See you in the Next-Lesson.