We are getting some calls with questions regarding how to setup the Nexus 1000 and Nexus 7000 to export NetFlow.  I wrote a blog for Brad Reese awhile back on How to configure a Cisco Nexus 7000 to export NetFlow v9

I wrote another for Michael Thompson over at NetworkWorld.com on getting NetFlow from the Cisco’s Nexus 1000.  I try to detail as many of the commands as necessary inclusive of some side notes.  Let me know if you find them useful or would like to see some posts on similiar topics.

I heard back from one woman at a University in Florida looking to configure sampled NetFlow from the Nexus 7000 so I posted this blog with Brad as well.  If you are looking for any used Cisco hardware, contact Brad or his partner Reggie Grant!

Also, I spoke with some folks at Cisco the other day and the NetFlow features being built into these new switches is very exciting.  They are all based on Flexible NetFlow (FnF).  All good stuff for the network traffic monitoring industry and for our best at NetFlow solution: Scrutinizer.

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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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