As an IT manager, you need visibility into every corner of the network, from the edge to the core. A distributed analysis solution can provide the coverage you need, but where should you deploy probes for maximum visibility at minimum cost? This paper describes by example how to plan and implement a monitoring/analysis infrastructure based on distributed probes. Because every network is different, the examples shown may not look like your network, but the concepts demonstrated will be applicable to most situations.
"Successfully deploying a distributed analysis solution on your network requires that you understand some basic concepts about distributed analyzers and network technologies. Here is a brief overview of some issues that you should understand when purchasing and deploying probe-based distributed analyzers."