Help needed on NetFlow Monitoring Tool

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Jan 6th, 2003
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Hello to all, I need a s/w tool which will be capable of capturing and monitoring the netflow analysis of Cisco routers by utilizing 'net-flow' caching mechanism.


I know there are such tools, but I am not aware of the on going strategy of Cisco systems that whether the company supports and/or integrates this kind of monitoring tool into CiscoWorks2K.


Are there any free network monitoring tools on the market for the net-flow analysis?


Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Onur

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donewald Mon, 01/06/2003 - 06:12
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Onur,

Netflow Collector or Netflow Collection Engine would be the Cisco application for this function. Here is a URL for this.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps1964/prod_installation_guide09186a0080115482.html


There are also other 3rd party/outside applications that will take and parse this netflow exported information.


Hope this helps,

Don



hucuncu Tue, 01/07/2003 - 06:48
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Don, thank you for the reply. I have checked the page, I understand what should be done to monitor net-flow traffic. However, I am still unclear about NetFlow Collection Engine of Cisco.


Is it a concrete device, s/w application or both.


Does Cisco support the tool and sell it now?


Onur







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