[ovs-discuss] Question about netflow

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Wed May 1 05:24:51 UTC 2013


It's not at all surprising that you would not have noticed yet, because
IPFIX support has not yet appeared in any released version of OVS.
Anyway, it is on the way, and may be useful.

On Wed, May 01, 2013 at 02:23:17PM +0900, Motonori Shindo wrote:
> Ben,
> 
> Sorry. I should have read the FAQ:
> 
> Q: What Linux kernel versions does IPFIX flow monitoring work with?
> 
> A: IPFIX flow monitoring requires the Linux kernel module from Open
>    vSwitch version 1.10.90 or later.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> On 2013/05/01, at 14:05, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> 
> > OVS also has very new support for IPFIX.
> > 
> > On Wed, May 01, 2013 at 02:04:39PM +0900, Motonori Shindo wrote:
> >> Rafael,
> >> 
> >> As of today, Open vSwitch supports NetFlow v5 only.
> >> 
> >> Having said that, if your network is using NetFlow v7, it doesn't necessarily mean that you must use NetFlow v7 in your entire network. If NetFlow collector you are using can understand NetFlow v7, it is highly likely it can understand NetFlow v5 as well at the same time. NetFlow v7 is very similar to v5; it has some extensions that are specific to Catalyst switches. 
> >> 
> >> Regards,
> >> 
> >> On 2013/04/30, at 18:24, Rafael Gomes <rggg88 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >> 
> >>> Hi everyone, 
> >>> How are you? 
> >>> I hope you're fine. 
> >>> 
> >>> Sorry for bother you, but I'm new in the monitoring world, and I would like to experience the netflow v7 in my network.
> >>> My network right now is two host and two openvswitch. I know that openvswitch don't supported netflow 9, and what about netflow 7?
> >>> By other hand, I don't know how can I active and configure the netflow in openvswitch? I researched in google and the official page of openvswitch but i can't find anything, but maybe I have a bad researched.
> >>> Another question because in my search about information about how i can configure the netflow, I've read in mailing list of openvswitch that not possible configure netflow to specific port, can you explain me what is mean?
> >>> I just have a small experience with sflow.
> >>> 
> >>> Best regards,
> >>> Rafael
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> >> ---
> >> Motonori Shindo
> >> 
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> ---
> Motonori Shindo
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