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Do I need a different Netflow sensor for each application I track?

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I have setup Netflow on the distributed switch of our virtual infrastructure. I have also started setting up custom channels to track specific application activity etc. I know that I can add multiple channels to to a single sensor which will show me overall traffic speed/volume for the specified channel, but I am wanting to have a Top Talker/Top Connections graph for just that channel to identify who (by IP, computer name etc) is talking to the application. Am I able to set up multiple custom Top Talker graphs with a single sensor that filter the netflow data to only show the information I want?

I know I can apply filters at the sensor level that will do this, but that would mean that I would need a sensor for each App I am tracking. I was hoping I could define a custom channel (example Channel X) on a sensor and then make a custom graph to display the Top Talker on channel X. Then define another channel on the same sensor, channel Y, and make a custom graph to display the Top Talker for channel Y. Is this possible?

Thanks

Jeremy

channels custom-channel custom-sensor filtering netflow top-talkers

Created on Dec 11, 2015 1:43:24 PM by  jhallam (140) 1 2



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Hi,

yes you would need an individual sensor for each if you need the toplists, sorry.

Created on Dec 14, 2015 8:02:29 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



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Thank you

Created on Dec 14, 2015 3:40:51 PM by  jhallam (140) 1 2



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