Re: NDE Version 7 (Cat 6509)

From: Jeffrey Papen (
Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 10:42:34 PDT

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    Very bad news folks for NetFlow on the newer 6509.

    the above URL details all of the fields in a Version 7 flow that are set to zero. They include next_hop_ip, both source and destination AS, source and destination
    port, source IP address, and protocol.

    my $soapbox = 1;

    Essentially, if you have a 6500 with a Sup 1a and MSFC1, you're golden. If you have a Sup2 w/ MSFC2 then NetFlow is dead to you. Cisco did the same thing when they added the 3 port Gig card to their GSR line. Cisco went to Netflow Version 8 which is an "aggregation" - read labotomization - of any useful flow data. It bums me out considerably that the only way Cisco makes their stuff faster is to strip out all of the features hardcore users require. What's next SNMP? How about ACLs?

    Thank God for Juniper! Cisco deserves to get their lunch eaten. When it happens, I'll dance a jig on the grave of the GSR.

    $soapbox = 0;

    - Jeffrey

    Mark Fullmer wrote:

    > On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 06:44:25PM -0700, Jeffrey Papen wrote:
    > > Is that a for sale product? What is so great about it? I have a similar problem and am looking for version 5 type formats from a Catalyst 6500.
    > flow-tools 0.54 has a utility that will translate export versions. This
    > should allow you to use version 7 exports with cflowd by translating
    > to version 5.
    > % flow-receive 0/exporterip/port | flow-xlate -V5 | flow-send 0/
    > Where exporterip and port are the IP address and port of the router providing
    > the flows and port2 is the port cflowd is listening on.
    > This will not currently work with the native IOS version of the 6500 due
    > to how they mix the CPU and hardware accelerated flows together on the
    > same UDP port. flow-tools will be able to support this in the next release
    > though.
    > mark
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