Running NBAR protocol discovery on Switches

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Jun 25th, 2009
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Hello,


How do I enable ip nbar protocol discovery on Cisco 6509 OS version Version 12.2(18)SXF ? would like to do this to get some stats on current traffic running on our network.



I have CEF enabled already but do I need any other commands so I can enable nbar on an interface. At the moment only global command exist for nbar and not interface command.


Switch(config)#ip cef ?

accounting Enable CEF accounting

distributed Distributed Cisco Express Forwarding

event-log CEF event log commands

interface CEF linecard commands

linecard CEF linecard commands

load-sharing Load sharing

nsf Set CEF non-stop forwarding (NSF) characteristics

table Set CEF forwarding table characteristics

traffic-statistics Enable collection of traffic statistics


Global Command (No Interface Command ?) :-


Switch(config)#ip nbar ?

custom Custom PDL (protocol description language) Module

pdlm PDL (protocol description language) Module

port-map Map well-known port of a protocol to a new port

resources Configure memory usage for tracking Stateful sessions


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Joseph W. Doherty Thu, 06/25/2009 - 11:11
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Most switches don't support NBAR. For the 6500, believe some of the WAN module cards do (e.g. FlexWAN, SIP-200/4000), or there's somewhat of a similar capability(?) if using a sup32-PISA.

mistryj Fri, 06/26/2009 - 04:23
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So 6500 with Sup-720 wont work either ?


What can I use to classify traffic for QOS ?


I thought using nbar would help greatly with minimal cost ?

Edison Ortiz Fri, 06/26/2009 - 05:49
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You can use ACLs.


For instance, for match protocol http, you can do the same with:


access-list 101 permit tcp any any eq 80

access-list 101 permit tcp any eq 80 any


class-map NETPRO

match access-group 101



While the 'match protocol' command is available under the 6500 Sup-720 CLI, activating that command will produce sub-par performance as that process will be running in software.


HTH,


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Edison.

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