Using the Peer Map
About the Peer Map
The Peer Map view of a capture window lets you visualize network traffic, displaying the nodes around an elongated ellipse. Line weight shows the relative volume of traffic between nodes and line color the protocol in use between nodes. The nodes themselves can be color-coded and displayed as icons, based on node type and Name Table data.
The Peer Map tabs contain options to control the display of nodes and types of network traffic. This lets you quickly create a picture of all the traffic that is using a particular protocol. For example, you can show only the nodes sending or receiving multicast traffic.