Cisco 4503 - Generating Reports

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Sep 17th, 2008
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Dear All,


I've a got a Cisco 4503 Core Switch.

Would it possible to extract reports? Does it have this feature by default or I needed to enable some feature to be able to generate reports?


PS - Reports like bandwidth usage by IP address, Communication summary between internal hosts and the internet...


Thank you,

Raymond

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satish_zanjurne Wed, 09/17/2008 - 21:41
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Hi


To generate such types of reports you need to enable Netflow on switch.


NetFlow Statistics is a global traffic monitoring feature that allows flow-level monitoring of all IPv4-routed traffic through the switch using NetFlow Data Export (NDE). Collected statistics can be exported to an external device (NetFlow Collector/Analyzer) for further processing. Network planners can selectively enable NetFlow Statistics (and NDE) on a per-device basis to gain traffic performance, control, or accounting benefits in specific network locations.


NetFlow Flow Statistics are disabled by default.


Switch(config)# ip flow ingress

Switch(config)# ip flow ingress layer2-switched


Switch# show ip cache flow


To configure the switch to export NetFlow Statistics to a workstation when a flow expires, perform one of these tasks:


Switch(config)# ip flow-export destination {hostname | ip-address} udp-port


Switch(config)# ip flow-export version

{1 | {5 [origin-as | peer-as]}}


You can use Cisco Netflow Collector software , or some freeware to collect the Netflow Data..


HTH...rate if helpful..

interedlb Wed, 09/17/2008 - 21:44
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Hi,


What about IP accounting? Does it help when it comes to generating the reports that I'm requesting?


Thanks,

Raymond

satish_zanjurne Wed, 09/17/2008 - 22:07
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It may help to certain extent...


Netflow has large number of features & is better.


I am not sure whther you will be able to export the data gnerated by IP Accounting.



finn.poulsen Wed, 09/17/2008 - 23:10
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In order to run Netflow on a Cat4500 you'll need to buy a Netflow Services card (WS-F4531) unless you have a SUPV-10G or a SUP-6E, which you probably won't in a Cat4503 :-)

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