Sonar Trace and Log Marking Tool
It's easy to plugin a network analyser, start a capture and before we know it we have several million packets. The challenge is to find the key packets; those that show the cause of the problem we are investigating. What if there were a way to mark the trace data at the moment the problem occurred?
Workbench. It will also inject identifiable entries into web and application server logs.
Sonar runs in any browser and can be run from any workstation with web access. You'll find a full user guide and demonstration videos in the Sonar section of the Community Website.
You can get immediate access to Sonar right now through this link:
Sonar doesn't send any usage information back to our website. To enable a user to mark traces, simply copy and paste this link as a shortcut on their desktop.
The Sonar User Guide covers the general subject of markers, Sonar configuration parameters and set-up scenarios for marking a wide range of traffic types. You'll find all of this information in the Sonar section of this website which is is available to all TribeLab Community members. If you're not already a community member click here and follow the prompts. Sign up is quick, easy and free of charge.
A 15-second video demonstrating how Sonar (formerly known as TraceMarker) injects markers into a network packet trace.
Sonar Use Case: Slow Web Application
In this set of videos we investigate a slow application based on IIS, .NET and Microsoft SQL technology. We discover how we can use a combination of free TribeLab tools to find the root cause of a performance problem in minutes.
Part 1 - Marking with Sonar
Part 2 - Finding Markers with Workbench or Wireshark
Part 3 - Finding Root Cause with Workbench and TRANSUM