Step 1 Choose Performance > Create Flows.
Specify how you want to determine and add new flows as shown in Figure 9-2. For this, you have to define traffic counters between source and destination devices, via one of these options:
In a VSAN - For this option, click VSAN.
Based on high traffic devices - For this option, click Device Traffic. Note that PM collections must already be turned on in order to use this option. If PM collection is not turned on for the selected fabric, then an error message will appear and you cannot continue.
Step 2 If you have clicked VSAN, then:
Figure 9-2 Create Flows Dialog Box
a. Click the drop-down menu in the VSAN field.
b. Choose the list of VSANs provided by the flow configuration wizard.
c. Click the drop-down menu in the Zone field.
d. Choose the list of zones provided by the flow configuration wizard.
e. Click Next to continue to the next windowas shown in Figure 9-3).
Figure 9-3 Review Traffic Flows Dialog Box
f. Choose items in the Possible Flow Pairs area.
g. The Review Traffic Flows window displays all VSAN flow pairs in the Exisitng Flows for Vsan area.
h. Click Add to create the selected flow.
i. Choose items in the Existing Flows for Vsan area.
j. Click Remove to remove the selected flow.
Step 3 If you have clicked Device Traffic, then:
a. Click Next.
You see the Define Traffic Flows page.
b. Specify a traffic utilization percentage threshold vlaue in the Show device ports with traffic > text box.
c. Specify whether you want to look at the peak or average traffic values, over the last day or last week, for the traffic types:
d. Click Next.
If new flow pairs are found, you will see the Review Traffic Flows page, where possible flow pairs are shown in a table, along with the traffic parameters used to identify them.
e. To see only rows having a specific source or destination device, specify the name of the device in the Filter text box.
f. To create a flow, click the corresponding row in the Possible Flow Pairs table, and then click Add.
To remove an existing flow, click the corresponding row in the Existing Flow Pairs table, and then click Remove.
Step 4 Click Finish to restart the Performance Manager collection.
You see the Confirmation dialog box as shown in Figure 9-4.
Figure 9-4 Confirmation Dialog Box
To verify the newly created flow, choose Physical Attributes > End Devices > Flow Statistics. The newly created flows are displayed.
Note Performance Manager Collection can be enabled for LAN devices and traffice counters are collected periodically.