Scrutinizer NetFlow & sFlow Analyzer from Plixer International can support NetStream packets, developed by Huawei-3Com Co., Ltd (H3C).

Huawei-3Com Co., Ltd (H3C) began operations as a joint venture between Huawei and 3Com in November 2003. In 2006, they officially went their separate ways, with 3Com buying out Huawei’s share in H3C. H3C, as 3Com’s presence in China, continued to prosper, until the non-compete clause that Huawei agreed to ended.

With the joint venture, however, came NetStream packets. NetStream packets presently have three formats, v5/v8/v9, which are similar to NetFlow packet formats v5/v8/v9; which makes these packets easily supportable by most NetFlow analyzers.

However, the interface description information in the NetStream packet does not use the Standard MIB II, but rather uses their propietary Interface MIBs.

Working closely with a customer in Turkey using Huawei switches and routers, we were able to develop code to access the Huawei ifIndex MIBs and report the correct interface information for the NetStream packets.

If you are using either Huawei or 3Com networking equipment that supports NetStream and would like to use Scrutinizer for your network traffic monitoring tool, please contact Plixer Technical Support for more information.

Update:  We have fixed the Huawei interface description issue and have corrected the same issue for other vendors in Scrutinizer v8.


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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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