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Netflow on Sup2T

Hi all,

I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this as I have been unable to find anything online.  About five months ago I configured Netflow on two 6504-E's that have Sup2T engines in them.  Netflow was added to several SVI interfaces and it was exporting properly to a Netflow analyzer.  However, it appears those flows stopped several months ago.  So, I logged in to the switches and had a look and everything still seemed to be configured correctly except that none of the flows were being exported.  My next step was to remove the flow monitor from each interface and then I was going to re-apply it.  However, this is what I am seeing when I go to apply it:

(config-if)#no ip flow monitor WM-Monitor input

(config-if)#no ip flow monitor WM-Monitor output

(config-if)#ip flow monitor WM-Monitor input

% Flow Monitor: Flow Monitor 'WM-Monitor' is currently having its old cache deleted.

I thought that it might need a bit of time to delete the cache but even after a day I still can't re-apply it.  Likewise I cannot even remove the monitor as it still thinks it is applied to the interface, even when it is not:

(config)#no flow monitor WM-Monitor

% Flow Monitor: Flow Monitor is in use. Remove from all interfaces before deleting.

#show flow monitor WM-Monitor statistics

  Cache type:                               Normal (Platform cache)

  Cache size:                              Unknown

  Current entries:                               0

#show flow monitor WM-Monitor cache

% Flow Monitor: 'WM-Monitor' has no cache.

At this point I am at a loss.  The problem happened on both 6504-E's that I had this configured on.  I will post the rest of the Netflow config below just for a reference.  Is it possible I have run into a bug here?

flow record WM-Record

description nfsen Netflow v9 Record

match ipv4 protocol

match ipv4 source address

match ipv4 destination address

match transport source-port

match transport destination-port

match interface input

collect routing source as

collect routing destination as

collect counter bytes

collect counter packets

collect timestamp sys-uptime first

collect timestamp sys-uptime last



flow exporter WM-Exporter

description nfsen Netflow v9 Exporter

destination x.x.x.x

source Loopback0

transport udp 2055



flow monitor WM-Monitor

description nfsen Netflow v9 Monitor

exporter WM-Exporter

record WM-Record


flow hardware export threshold 60

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VIP Super Bronze

Netflow on Sup2T

Can you try deleting the entire Netflow config and reapplying again?


New Member

Netflow on Sup2T

Hi Reza,

Thanks for the reponse.  I can't remove the entire config as the moment I try to remove the flow monitor that I have created it still thinks it is assigned to the interfaces,even though I have clearly removed it from all interfaces.  So at this point I cannot assign it to any interfaces nor can I remove the configuration entirely.  That leads me to believe I have encountered a possible bug.

(config)#no flow monitor WM-Monitor

% Flow Monitor: Flow Monitor is in use. Remove from all interfaces before deleting.

VIP Super Bronze

Netflow on Sup2T


What version of IOS are you running?

Can you post?

sh ver


New Member

Re: Netflow on Sup2T

Running 15.1(1)SY on both 6504-E's


VIP Super Bronze

Netflow on Sup2T

I could be a bug. Since your sup is 2T and I am sure under server contract, open a ticket with TAC.


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Confirmed that is the bug.===

Confirmed that is the bug.





  Sup2T: show tech-support hangs VTY session on Netflow TCAM interrupt








  One or more following symptoms may be observed:


  "show tech-support" command is not completed, and VTY session hangs


  Netflow entries are not created


  Netflow may stop or skip exporting data





  Issue is seen with 15.1(1)SY or later releases.




  The switch reports Netflow TCAM error messages.




  %EARL_L3_ASIC-3-INTR_FATAL: EARL L3 ASIC 0: fatal interrupt NF_SE_CMD_ERR





  If the issue is seen with a DFC-enabled module, sometimes reset the module may solve this issue, If it is not

  solving then we need to reload whole box.



  For standalone switch:


  Sup2T#hw-module module reset


  For VSS setup:


  Sup2T-VSS#hw-module switch module reset



  If the issue is seen with the Sup engine, then failover.


  Sup2T#redundancy force-switchover



  Please be aware that resetting sup/module resolves the problem temporarily and issue may return at any time.


  Further Problem Description:


  The bug fixes the symptoms mentioned above, not the actual error message.

The error can be ignored after this



  Customer Visible


  Was the description about this Bug Helpful?











  Last Modified:


  Aug 28,2014








  2 Severe




  Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series Switches


  Support Cases:








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New Member

To check which interfaces are

To check which interfaces are using the netflow by "show flow interfac"



New Member

 Hi I am running similar


Hi I am running similar problem with the sup2t and netflow ,

I have tried different configuration as my server collector had always problem with flows timeout.

Then I configured:


flow platform cache timeout active 300
flow platform cache timeout inactive 60


After this, i solved the timeout problem, but suddendly after several hours the netflow stop working at all.

No flows were generated anymore and any show flow monitor comand was stacking the router

Plus i couldn't play any flow comand even removing the ip flow monitor from the interface

After I tried other times no ip flow monitor / ip flow monitor the router started again to works with the flow parts.


Can someone help me with this?


New Member

Hi there, I ended up opening

Hi there,


I ended up opening a ticket with TAC about this and the bug was eventually resolved.  We have been running 15.1(2)SY2 for roughly 6 months now without a recurrence of the problem.  I'm sorry I don't have the exact bug ID but if you search the release notes for Netflow you will see a note related to fixing this particular bug.



New Member

 May I ask you your  netflow


May I ask you your  netflow configuration?

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