What a week! I flew down to Cisco’s Research Triangle Park campus in North Carolina for Interoperability and Validation Testing of Scrutinizer with Cisco Performance Monitoring. The entire process took all day as one of their CCIEs tested the validity of Scrutinizer’s reports on their NetFlow exports.  Check it out, we were the first vendor to become a Cisco Registered Developer for Systems Management of Medianet 2.0.

Picture of me at Cisco NetFlow : Systems Management Testing

They tested our reporting on VoIP jitter, latency, packet loss as well as layer two details on MAC addresses and VLANs.  Scrutinizer’s application reporting using Cisco NBAR was also validated.

Cisco Medianet Monitoring is still an infant technology, however with the explosion of rich media content, network traffic monitoring is becoming increasingly important. The whole experience was exciting and we hope to be invited back next year.

Mike Patterson author pic


Michael is one of the Co-founders and the former product manager for Scrutinizer. He enjoys many outdoor winter sports and often takes videos when he is snowmobiling, ice fishing or sledding with his kids. Cold weather and lots of snow make the best winters as far as he is concerned. Prior to starting Somix and Plixer, Mike worked in technical support at Cabletron Systems, acquired his Novell CNE and then moved to the training department for a few years. While in training he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and then left technical training to pursue a new skill set in Professional Services. In 1998 he left the 'Tron' to start Somix which later became Plixer.


Leave a Reply