I’m very excited to tell everyone about our Flexible NetFlow support for Cisco Medianet Performance monitoring. Cisco predicts that by 2013 91% of all network traffic will be voice/video streams.

Medianet is an intelligent end-to-end network that combines video technologies in the business, home and service provider networks. More than just higher bandwidth, it optimizes video and rich media traffic. More specifically, they have incorporated intelligence into the protocol infrastructure to help meet the QoS demands. Our solution is the first to report on the new metrics Cisco imbedded into Flexible NetFlow templates.  Network traffic analysis with the advanced filtering in our NetFlow Management solution is further proof that our software provides the very best in NetFlow reporting.

Over the last couple of months we have had regular conference calls with the Cisco Medianet NetFlow contacts. Discussions were mostly related to what was in the templates and what data to report on. For a huge company, I’m surprise how nimble Cisco can be.  The engineers we worked with were very responsive to our questions. We don’t see this with some of their competitors.

Today, Scrutinizer is the first NetFlow reporting solution for Cisco Medianet.  Our NetFlow Analyzer delivers detailed reports on all traffic related to Voice and Video and troubleshooting issues related to choppy communications is much easier thanks to these new NetFlow exports.

The following Medianet Performance Monitoring Reports are possible between hosts or entire subnets:

  • Round Trip Time
  • Jitter
  • Packet Loss
  • Bit/Byte and Packets
  • Flow Volumes
  • MAC Addresses, IP Addresses
  • VLANS
  • Domains
  • Application recognition

Our leader in NetFlow solution can also alarm for excessive amounts of any of the above or a combination.

Partial Report List:

medianet Network Performance Reports
Network Performance Reports

Jitter:

medianet Jitter
Medianet Jitter Report

Are you interested in configuring NetFlow exports of Cisco’s Medianet data? To begin with, your router(s) need to be running Cisco IOS version 15.1.(3)T. Contact us for details on how to try the new reports.

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Michael

Michael is one of the Co-founders and the former product manager for Scrutinizer. He enjoys many outdoor winter sports and often takes videos when he is snowmobiling, ice fishing or sledding with his kids. Cold weather and lots of snow make the best winters as far as he is concerned. Prior to starting Somix and Plixer, Mike worked in technical support at Cabletron Systems, acquired his Novell CNE and then moved to the training department for a few years. While in training he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and then left technical training to pursue a new skill set in Professional Services. In 1998 he left the 'Tron' to start Somix which later became Plixer.

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