Last week Plixer released version 7.0 of Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer, which is absolutely free. We celebrated by starting a two-part blog series detailing three free and fabulous resources for Cisco NetFlow admins. Today, we talk about the third free resource, plus share with you some of the free tools that your friends at Plixer use often.

Open source tools for Cisco admins

If you like testing out open source tools, you’ll probably like COSI, the Cisco-centric open source community. You’ll social-networksfind tools such as Ciscocmd, which allows users to send a set of command to a large number of IOS target hosts and get a separate report for each; and Ciscoping, a Unix command-line utility that allows users to access the various options of ping on older versions of IOS. COSI encourages developers and customers to publish, discuss and share their open source tools, scripts, and utilities for managing or operating Cisco gear.

If you missed last week’s announcement of Scrutinizer v7, here’s the deal: Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer version 7.0 is absolutely free and includes several new features, interface enhancements, and improved performance. You can read all about it in the press release and view a webcast by Scrutinizer Product Manager Michael Patterson giving an overview of the new version.

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Jake Bergeron is currently one of Plixer's Sr. Solutions Engineers - He is currently responsible for providing customers with onsite training and configurations to make sure that Scrutinizer is setup to their need. Previously he was responsible for teaching Plixer's Advanced NetFlow Training / Malware Response Training. When he's not learning more about NetFlow and Malware detection he also enjoys Fishing and Hiking.


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