Netflow on the Nexus 5000

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Jun 9th, 2009

I can't seem to find any information on the Nexus 5000 support of netflow. I assume that means it doesn't do netflow, but I just wanted to see if anyone could confirm one way or another.



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Correct Answer by Lucien Avramov about 6 years 6 months ago

Joe, the actual hardware does not support netflow.

Correct Answer by Edison Ortiz about 7 years 4 months ago


No support for NetFlow on N5k.



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mmacdonald70 Tue, 06/09/2009 - 15:06

Netflow is used for routed links. Since the 5k is a l2 switch I doubt that it supports netflow.

Ivan Shirshin Wed, 10/17/2012 - 23:10

Hi Steven,

No, even with L3 card it is not supported.

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Ivan Shirshin

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Igor Manassypov Thu, 08/15/2013 - 07:22

Hi all,

Is there a recommended architecture for N5k to extract Netflow data? For example N5k with NGA (Netflow Generating Appliance)

Thank you,



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