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Flow Analyze - Network Devices

Hoping to gain clarity on what I believe to be true:

 

Flow Analyze software is loaded into the core router as I understand it.  If so, the software doesn't care what network elements make up the network correct?  FA just needs to be compatible w/ the core and captures traffic headers and doesn't matter what devices are in the field?

 

Am I tracking?  Thanks in advance!

 

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Re: Flow Analyze - Network Devices

@Dubs Actually, the FA software is not loaded onto the routers, rather, the router(s) are configured to send flow information (e.g. NetFlow or SFlow) to an IP address, typically an FA server in the cloud, that then consumes data and then slices and dices it.

You are correct, the FA software doesn't care what the network elements are, but in the FA server configuration you'll need to specify what are your subnets (everything else is assumed to be "the Internet").

In terms of compatibility, you just need to make sure it supports one of the flow types that FA support, which include NetFlow and SFlow.

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Re: Flow Analyze - Network Devices

@frnkblk- ah, ha! Glad I asked...thanks a bunch for the clarification and quick response!