Extreme supports both IPFIX and sFlow on the same switch. Their position is that IPFIX is a complimentary protocol to sFlow. IPFIX gathers information about network flows through the switch and sends the information to an external collector. The Summit X460 includes hardware support to keep track of the flow records.

Not only does Extreme export traditional flow information, but they also include IPFIX exports with unique data as shown below:

Extreme x460 IPFIX

Look at the list of vendors who have released products with IPFIX support:

  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • Extreme
  • nBox
  • Plixer
  • SonicWALL

NOTE: I’m told that only the Extreme 460 series supports the above. If you end up trying it, our NetFlow and IPFIX collector will report on this data just fine.¬† Please send us any suggestions for new IPFIX reports.


Kelly Kading

Kelly Kading is the Regional Manager for the Northeast US here at Plixer. Kelly strives to deliver the best customer experience possible. He enjoys building relationships with his customers and wants to find the solution to best meet their needs. When not in the office, Kelly tries to always be in the outdoors. His favorite hobbies are hiking, snowshoeing, traveling and generally just being outside!