From: Peter Phaal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
sFlow.org < http://www.sflow.org/> provides information about sFlow.
It's pretty easy to try sFlow. There are a number of vendors with sFlow
enabled switches and routers < http://www.sflow.org/products/network.php >
and applications for collecting and analyzing sFlow <
http://www.sflow.org/products/software.php >. There is also free sFlow agent
and decoder source code < http://www.sflow.org/developers/tools.php > that
will let you experiment with sFlow.
For basic backgroup information on sFlow take a look at the "About sFlow"
pages < http://www.sflow.org/about/ >.
You asked whether sFlow was a suitable replacement for NetFlow. There are a
number of technologies for monitoring traffic on networks, including: sFlow,
RMON and NetFlow. Each approach has very different characteristics. The
technology you choose will depend on your requirements. Some of the
strenghts of sFlow include:
* Layer 2 support: MAC addresses, vlans, priorities etc. Packets don't need
to be routed to be monitored.
* IPv6 support
* High performance: wire-speed 10Gigabit sFlow implementations already
* Low cost: available in all classes of equipment, including inexpensive
layer 2 switches.
* Scalable: all ports in the network can be monitored continuously from a
single point, presenting a network-wide view of traffic patterns.
* Multivendor: industry standard (sflow.org)
* Real-time: sFlow collector has central real-time view of traffic
throughout the network.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 9:27 PM
Subject: [sFlow] sflow
I am using netflow along with few free tools available(flow-tools
,+flowscan )....Recently I heard about sflow...I also saw the comparision by
one of the sflow mailing list member in this link.......
but I wanted to know more about this.....Is it a replacement of
netflow....Is it free of cost and can i try it out.... ?
Can someone help me out to find these answer or maybe can give me few links
to search in.......
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