[ovs-discuss] about monitoring openvswitch traffic

Peter Phaal peter.phaal at inmon.com
Fri Nov 12 21:05:32 UTC 2010

The easiest way to link the ifIndex numbers reported by sFlow in the Open vSwitch (OVS) with virtual machine host names is to run the Host sFlow agent on Dom0. As well as simplifying the configuration of sFlow on OVS, the Host sFlow agent uses the xenstat library to report on virtual machine performance and link virtual machines to the OVS ports.

For instructions on installing Host sFlow on XCP 0.5, see:

The following example demonstrates the combination of OVS and Host sFlow provides visibility into  traffic and virtual machine performance:


On Nov 12, 2010, at 12:31 PM, Cain NG wrote:

> Hi,
> I configured the xen server with 2 network interface and I used sflow to monitor the openvswitch traffic. However the sflow interface is represented but number(e.g: > 2) so may I know how to identify the mapping between the number and the host?
> Cain 
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