Observer Analyzer : Observer Analyzer : Packet Captures : Capturing network traffic : Tell me more about the Packet Capture tool
Tell me more about the Packet Capture tool
In Graph view, the cyan line shows the total number of packets; yellow shows the number of packets being captured. Unless there are filters in effect, the yellow line should cover the cyan line. This can be used to verify that you are capturing the percentage of traffic that you intend to capture.
The graph also shows any dropped packets as a red line (which is usually zero). Dropped packets mean that something is wrong with the system running Observer; either it is not fast enough to keep up with traffic, or it is incorrectly configured in some way. If you see dropped packets you should check your hardware for conflicts and make sure that system processing power meets the minimum requirements for Observer.