Understanding 95th/Peak/Total, where peak exceeds total in graphs

Scrutinizer is an enterprise/business class NetFlow and sFlow analysis tool. Scrutinizer provides historical trends of the company's critical network interfaces as well as the details on:

Who: The end system causing the traffic
What: The application/protocol that is being used
When: The time frame it has been occurring for
Where: The network connection that is affected

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Understanding 95th/Peak/Total, where peak exceeds total in graphs

Post by nzmatto » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:06 pm

I am having trouble understanding some of the report data I am seeing, and can't seem to find anything online about it. The real issue I have is the 'Peak' data in the reports exceeds the total data. I don't understand how this could happen.

I am running a traffic volume graph with the following settings:
10 rows
host names - no
formatted values
no peak
no 95th
no interfaces

It's a step graph, unstacked, with a time range of last month.

The output (as attached) shows on the first line, 95th % of 8.002Gb, Peak of 7.284Gb, and a Total of 740.023Mb.
My understanding of Total must be wrong, because how could the total traffic possibly be lower than the Peak traffic within a period?
If anyone could answer this or point me in the direction of a document that will help me understand the reported information I'd be most thankful.

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Re: Understanding 95th/Peak/Total, where peak exceeds total in graphs

Post by tomp » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:15 pm

I apologize for the delay in response. What version are you using? I don't see the attached graph, feel free to send a screen shot to tom at plixer[.]com.

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