Netflow Traffic Variations

 

One of our customers was using our Netflow module and had created
flow caches with high, low and medium traffic that were sent out
every 1 second. They wanted high traffic for 2 minutes, low
traffic for 5 minutes, medium traffic for 1 minute and then to
start all over again.

 

The current neflow data file format would require them to duplicate
the first cache 120 times (for 2 minutes), the second cache 300
times (for 5 minutes) and the third cache 60 times (for 1 minute).

 

So in the upcoming Version 17.5 release, we have updated the netflow
format to optionally allow the specification of a count to reduce the
need to duplicate caches. In it you can simply state

#
BEGINFLOWCACHE=1 120

ENDFLOWCACHE
#
BEGINFLOWCAHCE=2 300

ENDFLOWCACHE
#
BEGINFLOWCACHE=3 60

ENDFLOWCACHE
#
If there are things in SimpleAgentPro that can be changed to make
things easier, do let us know and we can look into making changes
that will benefit you as well as our other customers.