HOW TO LEVERAGE A FLOW MATRIX FOR NETWORK MONITORING !
A flow matrix is a representation of the IP traffic map; it can be used in many ways to troubleshoot, monitor and optimize network infrastructures.
Let's take a closer look at all the use cases for the traffic matrix!
WHAT IS A TRAFFIC / FLOW MATRIX?
Here is a general definition of a traffic matrix: « it is an abstract representation of the traffic volume flowing between sets of source and destination pairs. Each element in the matrix denotes the amount of traffic between a source and destination pair. There are many variants: depending on the network layer under study, sources and destinations could be routers or even whole networks. And “Amount” is generally measured in the number of bytes or packets, but could refer to other quantities such as connections.