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Getting Started with Configuring Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow

Getting Started with Configuring Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow

Last Updated: November 19, 2012

This document contains information about and instructions for configuring Flexible NetFlow to emulate the data capture, data analysis, and data export features of original NetFlow. The Flexible NetFlow equivalents of some of the other features that have been added to original NetFlow, such as NetFlow Subinterface Support and Multiple Export Destinations, are described in this document. The purpose of this document is to help you start using Flexible NetFlow as quickly as possible, and explains how to configure certain Flexible NetFlow features but does not explain them in detail. The documents listed in the Getting Started with Configuring Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow contain more detailed information on Flexible NetFlow features.

NetFlow is a Cisco IOS technology that provides statistics on packets flowing through the router. NetFlow is the standard for acquiring IP operational data from IP networks. NetFlow provides data to support network and security monitoring, network planning, traffic analysis, and IP accounting.

Flexible NetFlow improves on original NetFlow by adding the capability to customize the traffic analysis parameters for your specific requirements. Flexible NetFlow facilitates the creation of more complex configurations for traffic analysis and data export through the use of reusable configuration components.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest caveats and feature information, see Bug Search Tool and the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the feature information table at the end of this module.

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Prerequisites for Getting Started with Configuring Flexible NetFlow

  • You are familiar with the information in the " Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Overview " module.
  • The networking device must be running a Cisco IOS release that supports Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow.

IPv4 Traffic

  • The networking device must be configured for IPv4 routing.
  • One of the following must be enabled on your router and on any interfaces on which you want to enable Flexible NetFlow: Cisco Express Forwarding or distributed Cisco Express Forwarding .

IPv6 Traffic

  • The networking device must be configured for IPv6 routing.
  • One of the following must be enabled on your router and on any interfaces on which you want to enable Flexible NetFlow: Cisco Express Forwarding IPv6 or distributed Cisco Express Forwarding IPv6.

Restrictions for Getting Started with Configuring Flexible NetFlow

  • Locally generated traffic (traffic that is generated by the router on which the Flexible NetFlow Output Accounting feature is configured) is not counted as flow traffic for the Output Flexible NetFlow Accounting feature.
  • The Flexible NetFlow Output Accounting feature counts CEF-switched packets only. Process- switched transit packets are not counted.

Information About Getting Started with Configuring Flexible NetFlow

Benefit of Emulating Original NetFlow with Flexible NetFlow

Emulating original NetFlow with Flexible NetFlow enables to you to deploy Flexible NetFlow quickly because you can use a predefined record instead of designing and configuring a custom user-defined record. You need only configure a flow monitor and apply it to an interface for Flexible NetFlow to start working like original NetFlow. You can add an optional exporter if you want to analyze the data that you collect with an application such as NetFlow collector.

Each flow monitor has a separate cache assigned to it. Each flow monitor requires a record to define the contents and layout of its cache entries. The record format can be one of the predefined record formats, or an advanced user may create his or her own record format using the collect and matchcommands in Flexible NetFlow flow record configuration mode.

Flow exporters are used to send the data that you collect with Flexible NetFlow to a remote system such as a NetFlow Collection Engine. Exporters use UDP as the transport protocol and use the Version 9 export format.

If you are familiar with original NetFlow, you already understand the format and content of the data that you collect and export with Flexible NetFlow when you emulate original NetFlow. You will be able to use the same techniques for analyzing the data.

NetFlow Original and NetFlow IPv4 Original Input Predefined Records

The Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow original" and "NetFlow IPv4 original input" predefined records can be used interchangeably because they have the same key and nonkey fields. The key and nonkey fields and the counters for the Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow original" and "NetFlow IPv4 original input" predefined records are shown in the table below.

Table 1 Key and Nonkey Fields Used by the Flexible NetFlow NetFlow Original and NetFlow IPv4 Original Input Predefined Records

Field

Key or Nonkey Field

Definition

IP ToS

Key

Value in the type of service (ToS) field.

IP Protocol

Key

Value in the IP protocol field.

IP Source Address

Key

IP source address.

IP Destination Address

Key

IP destination address.

Transport Source Port

Key

Value of the transport layer source port field.

Transport Destination Port

Key

Value of the transport layer destination port field.

Interface Input

Key

Interface on which the traffic is received.

Flow Sampler ID

Key

ID number of the flow sampler (if flow sampling is enabled).

IP Source AS

Nonkey

Source autonomous system number.

IP Destination AS

Nonkey

Destination autonomous system number.

IP Next Hop Address

Nonkey

IP address of the next hop.

IP Source Mask

Nonkey

Mask for the IP source address.

IP Destination Mask

Nonkey

Mask for the IP destination address.

TCP Flags

Nonkey

Value in the TCP flag field.

Interface Output

Nonkey

Interface on which the traffic is transmitted.

Counter Bytes

Nonkey

Number of bytes seen in the flow.

Counter Packets

Nonkey

Number of packets seen in the flow.

Time Stamp System Uptime First

Nonkey

System uptime (time, in milliseconds, since this device was first booted) when the first packet was switched.

Time Stamp System Uptime Last

Nonkey

System uptime (time, in milliseconds, since this device was first booted) when the last packet was switched.

The configuration in the How to Get Started with Configuring Flexible NetFlow uses the predefined Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow original" record.

NetFlow IPv4 Original Output Predefined Record

The Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow IPv4 original output" predefined record is used to emulate the original NetFlow Egress NetFlow Accounting feature that was released in Cisco IOS Release 12.3(11)T. The key and nonkey fields and the counters for the Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow IPv4 original output" predefined record are shown in the table below.

Table 2 Key and Nonkey Fields Used by the Flexible NetFlow NetFlow IPv4 Original Output Predefined Record

Field

Key or Nonkey Field

Definition

IP ToS

Key

Value in the ToS field.

IP Protocol

Key

Value in the IP protocol field.

IP Source Address

Key

IP source address.

IP Destination Address

Key

IP destination address.

Transport Source Port

Key

Value of the transport layer source port field.

Transport Destination Port

Key

Value of the transport layer destination port field.

Interface Output

Key

Interface on which the traffic is transmitted.

Flow Sampler ID

Key

ID number of the flow sampler (if flow sampling is enabled).

IP Source AS

Nonkey

Source autonomous system number.

IP Destination AS

Nonkey

Destination autonomous system number.

IP Next Hop Address

Nonkey

IP address of the next hop.

IP Source Mask

Nonkey

Mask for the IP source address.

IP Destination Mask

Nonkey

Mask for the IP destination address.

TCP Flags

Nonkey

Value in the TCP flag field.

Interface Input

Nonkey

Interface on which the traffic is received.

Counter Bytes

Nonkey

Number of bytes seen in the flow.

Counter Packets

Nonkey

Number of packets seen in the flow.

Time Stamp System Uptime First

Nonkey

System uptime (time, in milliseconds, since this device was first booted) when the first packet was switched.

Time Stamp System Uptime Last

Nonkey

System uptime (time, in milliseconds, since this device was first booted) when the last packet was switched.

The configuration in the Example: Configuring Flexible NetFlow Egress Accounting for IPv4 and IPv6 Traffic uses the predefined Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow original output" record.

NetFlow IPv6 Original Input Predefined Record

The key and nonkey fields and the counters for the Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow IPv6 original input" predefined record are shown in the table below.

Table 3 Key and Nonkey Fields Used by the Flexible NetFlow NetFlow IPv6 Original Input Predefined Record

Field

Key or NonKey Field

Definition

Traffic Class

Key

Value in the traffic class field.

Flow Label

Key

Flow label.

Protocol

Key

Value in the protocol field.

Extension Map

Key

Value in the extension map bitmap.

IP Source Address

Key

IP source address.

IP Destination Address

Key

IP destination address.

Transport Source Port

Key

Value of the transport layer source port field.

Transport Destination Port

Key

Value of the transport layer destination port field.

Interface Input

Key

Interface on which the traffic is received.

Flow Direction

Key

The direction of the flow.

Flow Sampler

Key

ID number of the flow sampler (if flow sampling is enabled).

Routing Source AS

Nonkey

Source autonomous system number.

Routing Destination AS

Nonkey

Destination autonomous system number.

Routing Next-hop Address

Nonkey

IP address of the next hop.

IP Source Mask

Nonkey

Mask for the IP source address.

IP Destination Mask

Nonkey

Mask for the IP destination address.

Transport TCP Flags

Nonkey

Value in the TCP flag field.

Interface Output

Nonkey

Interface over which the traffic is transmitted.

Counter Bytes

Nonkey

Number of bytes seen in the flow.

Counter Packets

Nonkey

Number of packets seen in the flow.

Time Stamp System Uptime First

Nonkey

System uptime (time, in milliseconds, since this device was first booted) when the first packet was switched.

Time Stamp System Uptime Last

Nonkey

System uptime (time, in milliseconds, since this device was first booted) when the last packet was switched.

NetFlow IPv6 Original Output Predefined Record

The key and nonkey fields and the counters for the Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow IPv6 original output" predefined record are shown in the table below.

Table 4 Key and Nonkey Fields Used by the Flexible NetFlow NetFlow IPv6 Original Output Predefined Record

Field

Key or Nonkey Field

Definition

Traffic Class

Key

Value in the traffic class field.

Flow Label

Key

The flow label.

Protocol

Key

Value in the protocol field.

Extension Map

Key

Value in the extension map bitmap.

IP Source Address

Key

IP source address.

IP Destination Address

Key

IP destination address.

Transport Source Port

Key

Value of the transport layer source port field.

Transport Destination Port

Key

Value of the transport layer destination port field.

Interface Output

Key

Interface over which the traffic is transmitted.

Flow Direction

Key

The direction of the flow.

Flow Sampler

Key

ID number of the flow sampler (if flow sampling is enabled).

Routing Source AS

Nonkey

Source autonomous system number.

Routing Destination AS

Nonkey

Destination autonomous system number.

Routing Next-hop Address

Nonkey

IP address of the next hop.

IP Source Mask

Nonkey

Mask for the IP source address.

IP Destination Mask

Nonkey

Mask for the IP destination address.

Transport TCP Flags

Nonkey

Value in the TCP flag field.

Interface Input

Nonkey

Interface on which the traffic is received.

Counter Bytes

Nonkey

Number of bytes seen in the flow.

Counter Packets

Nonkey

Number of packets seen in the flow.

Time Stamp System Uptime First

Nonkey

System uptime (time, in milliseconds, since this device was first booted) when the first packet was switched.

Time Stamp System Uptime Last

Nonkey

System uptime (time, in milliseconds, since this device was first booted) when the last packet was switched.

Flexible NetFlow MPLS Egress NetFlow

The Flexible NetFlow--MPLS Egress NetFlow feature allows you to capture IP flow information for packets that arrive on a router as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packets and are transmitted as IP packets. This feature allows you to capture the MPLS VPN IP flows that are traveling through the service provider backbone from one site of a VPN to another site of the same VPN. The Flexible NetFlow--MPLS Egress NetFlow feature is enabled by applying a flow monitor in output (egress) mode on the provider edge (PE) to customer edge (CE) interface of the provider's network.

The figure below shows a sample MPLS VPN network topology that includes four VPN 1 sites and two VPN 2 sites. If the Flexible NetFlow--MPLS Egress NetFlow is enabled on an outgoing PE interface by applying a flow monitor in output mode, IP flow information for packets that arrive at the PE as MPLS packets (from an MPLS VPN) and that are transmitted as IP packets to the PE router is captured. For example:

  • To capture the flow of traffic going to site 2 of VPN 1 from any remote VPN 1 sites, you enable a flow monitor in output mode on link PE2-CE5 of provider edge router PE2.
  • To capture the flow of traffic going to site 1 of VPN 2 from any remote VPN 2 site, you enable a flow monitor in output mode on link PE3-CE4 of the provider edge router PE3.

The flow data is stored in the Flexible NetFlow cache. You can use the show flow monitor monitor-name cachecommand to display the flow data in the cache.

Figure 1 Sample MPLS VPN Network Topology with Flexible NetFlow--MPLS Egress NetFlow Feature


If you configure a Flexible NetFlow exporter for the flow monitors you use for the Flexible NetFlow-- MPLS Egress NetFlow feature, the PE routers will export the captured flows to the configured collector devices in the provider network. Applications such as the Network Data Analyzer or the VPN Solution Center (VPN-SC) can gather information from the captured flows and compute and display site-to-site VPN traffic statistics.

How to Get Started with Configuring Flexible NetFlow

The tasks in this section explain how to configure and verify the emulation of original (ingress) NetFlow data capture with Flexible NetFlow for traffic that is received by the router and how to configure and verify the emulation of original NetFlow data export with Flexible NetFlow.


Note


Flexible NetFlow emulation of original NetFlow requires the configuration of a flow monitor and the application of the flow monitor to at least one interface that is receiving the traffic that you want to analyze.

Note


Only the keywords and arguments required for the Flexible NetFlow commands used in these tasks are explained in these tasks. For information on the other keywords and arguments available for these Flexible NetFlow commands, refer to the Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Command Reference .

Configuring a Flow Monitor for IPv4 or IPv6 Traffic Using the Predefined Record

To configure a flow monitor for IPv4/IPv6 traffic using the Flexible NetFlow "NetFlow IPv4/IPv6 original input" predefined record for the flow monitor, perform the following required task.

Each flow monitor has a separate cache assigned to it. Each flow monitor requires a record to define the contents and layout of its cache entries. The record format can be one of the predefined record formats, or an advanced user may create his or her own record format using the collect and matchcommands in Flexible NetFlow flow record configuration mode.


Note


You must remove a flow monitor from all of the interfaces to which you have applied it before you can modify the record format of the flow monitor.


SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    flow monitor monitor-name

4.    description description

5.    record netflow {ipv4 | ipv6} original-input

6.    end

7.    show flow monitor [[name] monitor-name [cache [format {csv | record | table}]][statistics]]

8.    show running-config flow monitor monitor-name


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Device> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Device# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
flow monitor monitor-name


Example:

Device(config)# flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1

 

Creates a flow monitor and enters Flexible NetFlow flow monitor configuration mode.

  • This command also allows you to modify an existing flow monitor.
 
Step 4
description description


Example:

Device(config-flow-monitor)# description Used for monitoring IPv4 traffic

 

(Optional) Creates a description for the flow monitor.

 
Step 5
record netflow {ipv4 | ipv6} original-input


Example:

Device(config-flow-monitor)# record netflow ipv4 original-input

 

Specifies the record for the flow monitor.

 
Step 6
end


Example:

Device(config-flow-monitor)# end

 

Exits Flexible NetFlow flow monitor configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 7
show flow monitor [[name] monitor-name [cache [format {csv | record | table}]][statistics]]


Example:

Device# show flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-2 cache

 

(Optional) Displays the status and statistics for a Flexible NetFlow flow monitor.

 
Step 8
show running-config flow monitor monitor-name


Example:

Device# show flow monitor FLOW_MONITOR-1

 

(Optional) Displays the configuration of the specified flow monitor.

 

Applying an IPv4 Flow Monitor to an Interface

Before it can be activated an IPv4 flow monitor must be applied to at least one interface. To activate an IPv4 flow monitor, perform the following required task.


Note


When you specify the "NetFlow original" or the "NetFlow IPv4 original input" predefined record for the flow monitor to emulate original NetFlow, the flow monitor can be used for analyzing only input (ingress) traffic.

When you specify the "NetFlow IPv4 original output" predefined record for the flow monitor to emulate the Egress NetFlow Accounting feature, the flow monitor can be used for analyzing only output (egress) traffic.


SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    interface type number

4.    ip flow monitor monitor-name input

5.    end

6.    show flow interface type number

7.    show flow monitor name monitor-name cache format record


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface ethernet 0/0

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 4
ip flow monitor monitor-name input


Example:

Router(config-if)# ip flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1 input

 

Activates the flow monitor that you created previously by assigning it to the interface to analyze traffic.

 
Step 5
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end

 

Exits interface configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 6
show flow interface type number


Example:

Router# show flow interface ethernet 0/0

 

Displays the status of Flexible NetFlow (enabled or disabled) on the specified interface.

 
Step 7
show flow monitor name monitor-name cache format record


Example:

Router# show flow monitor name FLOW_MONITOR-1 cache format record

 

Displays the status, statistics, and flow data in the cache for the specified flow monitor.

 

Applying an IPv6 Flow Monitor to an Interface

Before it can be activated an IPv6 flow monitor must be applied to at least one interface. To activate an IPv6 flow monitor, perform the following required task.


Note


When you specify the "NetFlow IPv6 original input" predefined record for the flow monitor to emulate original NetFlow, the flow monitor can be used for analyzing only input (ingress) traffic.

When you specify the "NetFlow IPv6 original output" predefined record for the flow monitor to emulate the Egress NetFlow Accounting feature, the flow monitor can be used for analyzing only output (egress) traffic.


SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    interface type number

4.    ipv6 flow monitor monitor-name input

5.    end

6.    show flow interface type number

7.    show flow monitor name monitor-name cache format record


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# interface ethernet 0/0

 

Specifies an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

 
Step 4
ipv6 flow monitor monitor-name input


Example:

Router(config-if)# ipv6 flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-2 input

 

Activates the flow monitor that you created previously by assigning it to the interface to analyze traffic.

 
Step 5
end


Example:

Router(config-if)# end

 

Exits interface configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 6
show flow interface type number


Example:

Router# show flow interface ethernet 0/0

 

Displays the status of Flexible NetFlow (enabled or disabled) on the specified interface.

 
Step 7
show flow monitor name monitor-name cache format record


Example:

Router# show flow monitor name FLOW_MONITOR-1 cache format record

 

Displays the status, statistics, and flow data in the cache for the specified flow monitor.

 

Configuring a Flow Exporter for the Flow Monitor

To configure a flow exporter for the flow monitor, in order to export the data that is collected by Flexible NetFlow to a remote system for further analysis and storage, perform the following optional task.

Flow exporters are used to send the data that you collect with Flexible NetFlow to a remote system such as a NetFlow Collection Engine. Exporters use UDP as the transport protocol and use the Version 9 export format.


Note


Each flow exporter supports only one destination. If you want to export the data to multiple destinations, you must configure multiple flow exporters and assign them to the flow monitor.

You can export to a destination using either an IPv4 or IPv6 address.


SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    flow exporter exporter-name

4.    description description

5.    destination {hostname | ip-address} [vrf vrf-name]

6.    export-protocol {netflow-v5 | netflow-v9 | ipfix}

7.    transport udp udp-port

8.    exit

9.    flow monitor flow-monitor-name

10.    exporter exporter-name

11.    end

12.    show flow exporter exporter-name

13.    show running-config flow exporter exporter-name


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Device> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Device# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
flow exporter exporter-name


Example:

Device(config)# flow exporter EXPORTER-1

 

Creates a flow exporter and enters Flexible NetFlow flow exporter configuration mode.

  • This command also allows you to modify an existing flow exporter.
 
Step 4
description description


Example:

Device(config-flow-exporter)# description Exports to datacenter

 

(Optional) Creates a description for the flow exporter.

 
Step 5
destination {hostname | ip-address} [vrf vrf-name]


Example:

Device(config-flow-exporter)# destination 172.16.10.2

 

Specifies the hostname or IP address of the system to which the exporter sends data.

Note    You can export to a destination using either an IPv4 or IPv6 address.
 
Step 6
export-protocol {netflow-v5 | netflow-v9 | ipfix}


Example:

Device(config-flow-exporter)# export-protocol netflow-v9

 

Specifies the version of the NetFlow export protocol used by the exporter.

  • Default: netflow-v9.
 
Step 7
transport udp udp-port


Example:

Device(config-flow-exporter)# transport udp 65

 

Configures UDP as the transport protocol and specifies the UDP port on which the destination system is listening for exported Flexible NetFlow traffic.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Device(config-flow-exporter)# exit

 

Exits Flexible NetFlow flow exporter configuration mode and returns to global configuration mode.

 
Step 9
flow monitor flow-monitor-name


Example:

Device(config)# flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1

 

Enters Flexible NetFlow flow monitor configuration mode for the flow monitor that you created previously.

 
Step 10
exporter exporter-name


Example:

Device(config-flow-monitor)# exporter EXPORTER-1

 

Specifies the name of an exporter that you created previously.

 
Step 11
end


Example:

Device(config-flow-monitor)# end

 

Exits Flexible NetFlow flow monitor configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 12
show flow exporter exporter-name


Example:

Device# show flow exporter FLOW_EXPORTER-1

 

(Optional) Displays the current status of the specified flow exporter.

 
Step 13
show running-config flow exporter exporter-name


Example:

Device<# show running-config flow exporter FLOW_EXPORTER-1

 

(Optional) Displays the configuration of the specified flow exporter.

 

Configuration Examples for Emulating Original NetFlow Features with Flexible NetFlow

Example: Configuring Flexible NetFlow Egress Accounting for IPv4 and IPv6 Traffic

The following example shows how to configure Flexible NetFlow egress accounting for IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.

This sample starts in global configuration mode:

!
flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1
 record netflow ipv4 original-output
 exit
!
!
flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-2
 record netflow ipv6 original-output
 exit
!
ip cef
ipv6 cef
!
interface Ethernet0/0
 ip address 172.16.6.2 255.255.255.0
 ipv6 address 2001:DB8:2:ABCD::2/48
 ip flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1 output
 ipv6 flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-2 output
!

Example: Configuring Flexible NetFlow Subinterface Support

The following example shows how to configure Flexible NetFlow subinterface support for IPv4 traffic.

This sample starts in global configuration mode:

!
flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1
 record netflow ipv4 original-input
 exit
!
ip cef
!
interface Ethernet0/0.1
 ip address 172.16.6.2 255.255.255.0
 ip flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1 input
!

The following example shows how to configure Flexible NetFlow to emulate NetFlow subinterface support for IPv6 traffic.

This sample starts in global configuration mode:

!
flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-2
 record netflow ipv6 original-input
 exit
!
ip cef
ipv6 cef
!
interface Ethernet0/0.1
 ipv6 address 2001:DB8:2:ABCD::2/48
 ipv6 flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-2 input
!

Example: Configuring Flexible NetFlow Multiple Export Destinations

The following example shows how to configure Flexible NetFlow multiple export destinations.

This sample starts in global configuration mode:

!
flow exporter EXPORTER-1
 destination 172.16.10.2
 transport udp 90
 exit
!
flow exporter EXPORTER-2
 destination 172.16.10.3
 transport udp 90
 exit
!
flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1
 record netflow-original
 exporter EXPORTER-2
 exporter EXPORTER-1
 exit
!
ip cef
!
interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0
 ip address 172.16.6.2 255.255.255.0
 ip flow monitor FLOW-MONITOR-1 input
!

Where to Go Next

For information on advanced Flexible NetFlow configurations for specific purposes such as quality of service (QoS) and bandwidth monitoring, application and user flow monitoring and profiling, and security analysis, refer to the "Customizing Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Flow Records and Flow Monitors" module.

If you want to configure additional options for data export for Flexible NetFlow, refer to the "Configuring Data Export for Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow with Flow Exporters" module.

If you want to configure flow sampling to reduce the CPU overhead of analyzing traffic, refer to the "Using Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Flow Sampling to Reduce the CPU Overhead of Analyzing Traffic" module.

If you want to configure any of the predefined records for Flexible NetFlow refer, to the "Configuring Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow with Predefined Records" module.

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic

Document Title

Cisco IOS commands

Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

Overview of Flexible NetFlow

"Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Overview"

Configuring flow exporters to export Flexible NetFlow data

"Configuring Data Export for Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow with Flow Exporters"

Customizing Flexible NetFlow

"Customizing Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Flow Records and Flow Monitors"

Configuring flow sampling to reduce the overhead of monitoring traffic with Flexible NetFlow

"Using Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Flow Sampling to Reduce the CPU Overhead of Analyzing Traffic"

Configuring Flexible NetFlow using predefined records

"Configuring Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow with Predefined Records"

Using Flexible NetFlow Top N Talkers to analyze network traffic

"Using Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Top N Talkers to Analyze Network Traffic"

Configuring IPv4 multicast statistics support for Flexible NetFlow

"Configuring IPv4 Multicast Statistics Support for Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow"

Configuration commands for Flexible NetFlow

Cisco IOS Flexible NetFlow Command Reference

Standards

Standard

Title

None

--

MIBs

MIB

MIBs Link

None

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco software releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

RFCs

RFC

Title

RFC 3954

Cisco Systems NetFlow Services Export Version 9

Technical Assistance

Description

Link

The Cisco Support and Documentation website provides online resources to download documentation, software, and tools. Use these resources to install and configure the software and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with Cisco products and technologies. Access to most tools on the Cisco Support and Documentation website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password

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Feature Information for Flexible NetFlow

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 5 Feature Information for Flexible NetFlow

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

Flexible NetFlow

12.2(33)SRC

12.2(50)SY

12.4(9)T

15.0(1)SY

15.0(1)SY1

Flexible NetFlow is introduced.

Support for this feature was added for Cisco 7200 series routers in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRC.

The following commands were introduced or modified: cache (Flexible NetFlow), clear flow exporter, clear flow monitor, clear sampler, collect counter, collect flow, collect interface, collect ipv4, collect ipv4 destination, collect ipv4 fragmentation, collect ipv4 section, collect ipv4 source, collect ipv4 total-length, collect ipv4 ttl, collect routing, collect timestamp sys-uptime, collect transport, collect transport icmp ipv4, collect transport tcp, collect transport udp, debug flow exporter, debug flow monitor, debug flow record, debug sampler, description (Flexible NetFlow), destination, dscp (Flexible NetFlow), exporter, flow exporter, flow monitor, flow platform, flow record, ip flow monitor, match flow, match interface (Flexible NetFlow), match ipv4, match ipv4 destination, match ipv4 fragmentation, match ipv4 section, match ipv4 source, match ipv4 total-length, match ipv4 ttl, match routing, match transport, match transport icmp ipv4, match transport tcp, match transport udp, mode (Flexible NetFlow), option (Flexible NetFlow), record, sampler, show flow exporter, show flow interface, show flow monitor, show flow record, show sampler, source (Flexible NetFlow), statistics packet, template data timeout, transport (Flexible NetFlow).

Flexible NetFlow--IPv6 Unicast Flows

12.2(33)SRE

12.2(50)SY

12.4(20)T

15.0(1)SY

15.0(1)SY1

Enables Flexible NetFlow to monitor IPv6 traffic.

Support for this feature was added for Cisco 7200 and 7300 NPE series routers in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE.

The following commands were introduced or modified: collect routing, debug flow record, match routing, record, show flow monitor, show flow record, collect ipv6, collect ipv6 destination, collect ipv6 extension map, collect ipv6 fragmentation, collect ipv6 hop-limit, collect ipv6 length, collect ipv6 section, collect ipv6 source, collect transport icmp ipv6, ipv6 flow monitor, match ipv6, match ipv6 destination, match ipv6 extension map, match ipv6 fragmentation, match ipv6 hop-limit, match ipv6 length, match ipv6 section, match ipv6 source, match transport icmp ipv6.

Flexible NetFlow--MPLS Egress NetFlow

12.2(33)SRE

12.2(50)SY

12.4(22)T

15.0(1)SY

15.0(1)SY1

The Flexible NetFlow--MPLS Egress NetFlow feature allows you to capture IP flow information for packets undergoing MPLS label disposition; that is, packets that arrive on a router as MPLS packets and are transmitted as IP packets.

Support for this feature was added for Cisco 7200 and 7300 NPE series routers in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE.

No commands were introduced or modified by this feature.

Flexible NetFlow: Export to an IPv6 Address

15.2(2)T

This feature enables Flexible NetFlow to export data to a destination using an IPv6 address.

The following commands were introduced or modified: destination

Flexible NetFlow: IPFIX Export Format

15.2(4)M

Enables sending export packets using the IPFIX export protocol. The export of extracted fields from NBAR is only supported over IPFIX.

Support for this feature was added for Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services routers in Cisco IOS XE Release 3.7S.

The following command was introduced: export-protocol.

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