Do you use NetFlow for your network traffic monitoring??

If you do, but don’t always see the data the way you need for optimal network traffic analysis, just let us know. Customizing the view of your NetFlow data is the key to getting the most from NetFlow reporting.

Yesterday I was working with a customer who uses several of the NetFlow Flow Analytics gadgets.  He liked the Top Conversations gadget, but it didn’t give him exactly what he wanted, as the top ten conversations for his network were mostly between the same two hosts. (Six of out ten conversations to be exact.)

So, how to get top ten conversations with unique hosts?  Answer: Host to host report.

NetFlow Host to Host report menu

I walked him through creating a custom Host to host report for his core routers, saving the report, then creating a MyView gadget for the custom report.

NetFlow Host to Host report

In just a few minutes, he now has the exact data that is valuable to him.

NetFlow Host to Host MyView gadget

This is a simple example of how the flexibility of your NetFlow monitoring application is the only limit to the information you can get from NetFlow reporting.  If you want to see more and get more value in network management, give us a call, we’re always happy to show off our best in NetFlow monitoring application.

Oh, and did I mention that we now have a Microsoft Exchange log analyzer?

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Joanne Ghidoni

Joanne is a Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Plixer. She has also held positions as Technical Support Engineer and Sales Engineer since joining Plixer in 2005. Prior to joining Plixer, Joanne has had numerous positions in the IT field, including data entry, computer operator, PC coordinator and support, mainframe programmer, and also Technical Support and web programmer at Cabletron Systems. In her spare time, Joanne enjoys traveling, always seeking out new and interesting places to visit.


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