I’m proud to announce that we’ve recently released the Scrutinizer Top Interfaces plugin for Spiceworks! Spiceworks is a web based network management solution that has an online community so its users can share ideas, ask questions, and now monitor NetFlow.

Getting Started

In order to get the plugin installed and running, you need to have Scrutinizer v8 (or greater) installed, flow exporting network devices, and Spiceworks v4.7.5 (or greater). You can check out the Setting up Scrutinizer Top Interfaces Plugin how-to over at the Spiceworks Community for all your configuration needs. Don’t forget to rate the plugin and spice up the how-to!

Further Integration

I’ve found the “My Tools” portion of Spiceworks to be a great place for your Scrutinizer NetFlow maps. Since the Scrutinizer map links change color based on bandwidth utilization, they are another great way to pinpoint network congestion at a glance.

If you’re interested in integrating with Scrutinizer’s NetFlow analysis, Joanne wrote a great blog on How to Integrate Network Management Applications with NetFlow Reporting.

Happy NetFlow reporting!

Paul Dube

Paul Dube is the Technical Support Manager at Plixer. He has a passion for enabling individuals and organizations to use highly complex systems to solve business and personal objectives. This passion for problem solving has Paul working with some of the largest enterprises to solve their security and networking challenges and also educating his young daughters on how to enrich their lives with technology. When he's not working, you will find him enjoying time with his family, cooking something delicious on the Big Green Egg, and enjoying the best brews that the locals have to offer.

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