Network performance measuring vendor – Plixer International, released this evening its new rap video featuring the geeky but highly talented Cisco NetFlow hip-hop rap sensation – Mix Master Mitch: Cisco Catalyst 6509 NetFlow Rap
I’ve wanted to blog about this for awhile ever since a customer approached me with the issue at Cisco Networkers. I’ve pieced together the issue based on information I have collected over time from customers. Below I outline how I compared NetFlow Reports to that status of the TCAM tables on a Cisco Catalyst 6513. Some feedback from a knowledgeable reader would be fantastic. I think this is an important topic.
Plixer International President and CEO – Michael Patterson took time out this week to assemble the following “How-to” tutorial on configuring Cisco Flexible NetFlow for NBAR exports: “Cisco released in October 2009 an amazing new feature that ties together Cisco’s NetFlow technology with NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition).
Today I added a new NetFlow and sFlow tool to my extensive collection of free Cisco tools. “Flowalyzer is a free NetFlow & sFlow tool kit for testing NetFlow collectors and exporters used to troubleshoot hardware from vendors like Cisco and Enterasys, as well as Plixer’s Cisco NetFlow collector software, to assure that whichever flow technology deployed is configured properly on both ends,” said Plixer International cofounder and Chief Technology Officer – Marc Bilodeau. Bilodeau added, “Flowalyzer came about out of necessity during the development process of Scrutinizer v7.” (Readers may recall that Scrutinizer v7 was featured last week in my Q & A blog about exporting NetFlow from the Cisco ASA Firewall).
Plixer International is one of the fastest growing network performance measuring companies in the industry. Merged with Somix Technologies, Inc. in 2006 and founded in 1999, the team at Plixer works on many of the largest networks in the world. Many companies still spend the majority of their time focusing on reactive issues and individual equipment problems. Plixer solutions provide a holistic view of the entire enterprise regardless of equipment vendor.
Due to the untraditional export of NetFlow from the Cisco ASA firewall, network traffic analysis vendors to date have shied away from figuring out this enigma. Nonetheless, network traffic analysis vendor Plixer International decided to tackle it and announced this week support for NetFlow exported from the ASA in Plixer’s latest traffic analysis software release, Scrutinizer v7. Naturally, there’s a catch to Plixer’s new release. So what’s the catch? It’s free Hopefully, in the following Q & A session with Plixer CEO Michael Patterson, you will learn how this new strategy could potentially help Plixer’s business:
Michael Patterson – CEO of network performance vendor Plixer International provided all of the following blog information below in regard to the Jimmy Ray Purser video about Net Optics:
Mix Master Mitch Wilson – a sales engineer for network performance measuring vendor Plixer International, has written and performed a hilariously funny hip-hop rap masterpiece, the Cisco NetFlow Rap, that you can now enjoy by watching the video below: