VMware Aria Operations for Networks collects and analyzes metrics, APIs, configurations, metadata, integrations, telemetry netflow, sFlow, and IPFIX flow traffic, which traverses the infrastructure. Once the traffic is analyzed, VMware Aria Operations for Networks provides traffic distribution details and a real-time view of network traffic patterns, and collects configuration details and performance metrics for full visibility.
WireShark is a very popular packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, and protocol development. WireShark is a great tool for capturing traffic on a single interface or system but it is not designed to handle large volumes of traffic. If you need to troubleshoot a single application or system then this is a great choice. If you want to continuously monitor and capture all network then you need a tool such as SolarWinds NTA.
This can be difficult to do with a busy network but a good analyzer should make this easier. You can baseline traffic on a single system with Wireshark but to baseline all traffic you need a tool like Netfort or SolarWinds NTA. Over time you should have an idea of what normal bandwidth is, applications/protocols in use, and what are the top talkers on your network.
There are several technologies used by traffic analyzers to monitor network traffic. Over the years various vendors have created their own flow protocols to work with their equipment. This is why analyzer tools support various flow technologies. 153554b96e