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Traffic Service

The Traffic service uses the Windows Probe to monitor the amount of data transmitted to and from the full duplex network interfaces on a device. You can monitor upload and download speedsindependently allowing for accurate reporting on network interfaces that have a download speed that is different from the upload speed.

Service Type


Instances on a Device


Device Class

Server - Generic, Other, Printer, Scanner/Camera, Switch/Router, and Server - Windows

Monitored By

Windows Probe

Interfaces to Monitor

Select the name or SNMP index of the NICs or ports that you would like to monitor.

Tip: Hold down CTRL or SHIFT to select multiple NICs or ports.

Scan Interval

15 minutes

Upload Speed (MBits/sec)

Enter the upload speed of the interface.

Download Speed (MBits/sec)

Enter the download speed of the interface.

OIDs used by the Traffic Service

Object Descriptors

Numerical OID







MSP N-central services use Reverse Polish Notation (RPN) for all calculation formulae.

Metric Name


Total Traffic Throughput

((^ifInOctets+ ^ifOutOctets)*8000)/^SysUpTime

Incoming Traffic Throughput


Outgoing Traffic Throughput


Total Bandwidth Utilization

((^ifInOctets+ ^ifOutOctets)*8000)/(^SysUpTime*$downbitspersecspeed*1048576)

Outgoing Bandwidth Utilization


Incoming Bandwidth Utilization


Incoming Traffic


Outgoing Traffic


Total Traffic

^ifInOctets + ^ifOutOctets

Detected Port Speed