You probably have NetFlow enabled on your network devices, but the question is, are you truly taking advantage of what it offers? From working in technical support, I noticed, although NetFlow technology is evolving rapidly, when it comes to understanding how the technology works and how much can be accomplish with it, many users are staying behind. Today I want to give you a few tips.

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Tip 1: In NetFlow analysis, more flows sent to the collector is good. Keep in mind that some NetFlow analysis softwares handle more flow packets than others.

Tip 2: If you are only interested in monitoring specific interfaces on your network device, it is best to enable NetFlow v9.

Tip 3:  Did you know that you can configure nProbe to Export URLs and Latency via NetFlow.

Tip 4: Did you know that you can Identify certain applications on the network using NBAR via Flexible NetFlow.

This list will grows in part 2

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 207 324 8805

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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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