Today let’s focus on the ERS 8600 IPFIX configuration. Avaya IPFIX exports: Source IP, Destination IP, Protocol Type, Source protocol port, Destination protocol port, Type-of-service byte, Byte/packet count, Ingress VLAN ID, Ingress port and observation point (VLAN or port). Now supposed you wanted to configure an 8600 to export flows to our IPFIX collector:

1. Avaya IPFIX is ingress only, therefore, make sure to enable flow exports on all the physical interfaces. In “NetFlow version 9: egress vs. ingress“, Mike Patterson explains why the practice is necessary in this particular scenario.

2. In addition, our flow monitoring tool presents data in a highly granular manner. It reports on traffic to the minute; therefore, flow active timeout needs to be set to 1 minute. In other words, the switch/router must be configured to send flows to the collector every minute. (See step 3)


ERS 8600:  Step 1 – Enable IPFIX globally


ERS-8600(config)# ip ipfix enable


ERS-8600# config ip ipfix state enable

ERS 8600:  Step 2 – Enable IPFIX on port 7/26


ERS-8600(config)# interface gigabitEthernet 7/26

ERS-8600(config-if)# ip ipfix enable

ERS-8600(config-if)# exit


ERS-8600# config ip ipfix port 7/26 all-traffic enable

ERS 8600:  Step 3 – Change the aging timeout to 60 second


ERS-8600(config)# ip ipfix slot 7 active-timeout 60


ERS-8600# config ip ipfix slot 7 active-timeout 60

ERS 8600:  Step 4 –  Add the IPFIX Collector

CLI: ERS-8600(config)# ip ipfix collector 7 <Collector IP> enable

PPCLI: ERS-8600# config ip ipfix slot 7 collector add <Collector IP> enable true

You can find more details on Avaya  IPFIX configurations in “IPFIX Technical Configuration Guide“. I hope you enjoyed this blog and  please feel free to share your experiences with this technology.

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Dale Locke is the Regional Manager for the southeast US at Plixer. He works with prospects to solve the unique needs of their network and visits existing customers to assist with training. He enjoys developing new partnerships and building long lasting relationships with his clients. Dale's favorite hobbies include fishing, hiking, soccer, and football.


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