are there any (free) tools available to monitor the traffic of a connection from ArcMap to a SDE? I am interested in calculating the total size of data transferred from SDE to ArcMap by (a) loading a layer, (b) opening the attribute table, (c) zoom to full extent, (d) pan a bit, (e) zoom a bit, etc.
In my testing environment, I have a MS SQL Express Database with ArcSDE, and ArcMap 9.3.1 on my development machine. I want to see how much network traffic is produced while executing the actions above.
Can the geodatabase toolset help me to monitor the network traffic?
Thanks for the answer. Right now I am using Wireshark and monitor the TCP traffic between my laptop (ArcSDE, MS SQL Server Express) and a virtual image (with ArcMap). Anybody knows if all traffic is sent via TCP? (This is a Microsoft-specific question, because I use direct connect).
Q) Can the geodatabase toolset help me to monitor the network traffic? A) Unfortunately, the ArcGIS 9.3.1 release of the Geodatabase Toolset (GDBT) does not include the draw/fetch time functionality for ArcMap that was available in previous releases. It only includes functionality for ArcCatalog.
Thanks for the link. Those are all good features. What I am looking for is a way to count fetch and draw speeds. I want to compare the performance at a client going against two different databases with basically the same data. We know can trace database performance with traces but I want a way to measure performance at the users workstation. Like the fetch and draw tools in the old GDBT.