Lately I've been trying Prtg trial version with unlimited sensors, we are fairly satisfied with it and most probably we will be purchasing 5000 sensors. Our environment is all HP (procurve), with around 195 switches.
I've been trying to deploy Sflow sensors on some of the devices which are in the critical areas of our business, can anybody just explain me what is the primary difference between an sFlow sensor and sFlow (Custom) Sensor ?
When I'm deploying an Sflow sensor, soon its providing traffic flows like :
ruh-vm-lfrio.xx.com (10.10.252.146) ruh-ph-backup.xx.com (10.10.252.56) 124 GByte 35 % Other 108 GByte 31 % 2. [10.10.71.21] er223939a.sfh.med.sa (10.10.71.81) 7,236 MByte 2 % 3. [10.10.71.233] [10.10.71.21] 4,006 MByte 1 % 4. [126.96.36.199] [188.8.131.52] 3,972 MByte 1 %
and the stats are pretty much same no matter on which access switch I apply the Sflow sensor, which I'm sure isn't true as I know that there isn't that huge traffic flowing across our entire network.
Moreover Sflow sensor is also displaying same sort of information when I'm deploying it on switches (HP 2650) that don't even support Sflow.
I'm confused, please help!
Thanks a million in advance.