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Configuring Sflow on OS9000 Switch and Collector

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Sflow is a network monitoring/sampling technology that provides network traffic monitoring and gives
visibility into the activity on the network by providing network traffic information. Sflow is an industry
standard. Here is a document which guides you on configuring Sflow on Alcatel OS9000.


Sflow Configuration on Switch

A summary of the sflow configuration commands on the OS9700:

sflow receiver 1 name labtest2 address 10.10.34.2 udp-port 6343 packet-size 1400
version 5 timeout 0
sflow sampler 1 1/12 receiver 1 rate 1024 sample-hdr-size 128
sflow sampler 1 1/13 receiver 1 rate 1024 sample-hdr-size 128
sflow poller 1 1/12 receiver 1 interval 30
sflow poller 1 1/13 receiver 1 interval 30


Sflow Show command outputs

9700-> show sflow receiver

Receiver 1
Name = labtest2
Address = IP_V4 10.10.34.2
UDP Port = 6343
Timeout = No Timeout
Packet Size= 1400
DatagramVer= 5

9700-> show sflow sampler

Instance Interface Receiver Rate Sample-Header-Size
----------------------------------------------------------
1 1/12 1 1024 128
1 1/13 1 1024 128

9700-> show sflow poller

Instance Interface Receiver Interval(Secs)
----------------------------------------------
1 1/12 1 30
1 1/13 1 30

9700-> show sflow agent










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Agent Version = 1.3; Alcatel; 6.1.1
Agent IP = 192.168.100.1

9700-> show microcode
Package Release Size Description
-----------------+---------------+--------+-----------------------------------
Jadvrout.img 6.1.1.704.R01 1388514 Alcatel Advanced Routing
Jbase.img 6.1.1.704.R01 11018944 Alcatel Base Software
Jdiag.img 6.1.1.704.R01 2500341 Alcatel Diagnostics Archive
Jdni.img 6.1.1.704.R01 2338825 Alcatel Diag NI Software
Jeni.img 6.1.1.704.R01 3684594 Alcatel NI Software
Jos.img 6.1.1.704.R01 1866119 Alcatel OS
Jsecu.img 6.1.1.704.R01 346469 Alcatel Security

Full configuration of switch

Here is the full configuration of this OS9700 switch with all required Sflow commands
highlighted.

9700->write terminal
! Chassis :
system name ""
mac alloc 91 0 1 00:d0:95:d7:7b:d3
! Configuration:
! VLAN :
vlan 1 enable name "VLAN 1"
! VLAN SL:
! IP :
ip service all
icmp unreachable net-unreachable disable
ip interface "vlan1" address 10.10.34.161 mask 255.255.255.0 vlan 1 ifindex 1
ip interface "Loopback0" address 192.168.100.1
! IPX :
! IPMS :
! AAA :
aaa authentication default "local"
aaa authentication console "local"
! PARTM :
! AVLAN :
! 802.1x :
! QOS :
! Policy manager :
! Session manager :










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session prompt default "9700->"
! SNMP :
snmp security no security
snmp community map "public" user "manager1" on
snmp station 10.10.34.9 162 v2 enable
snmp station 10.10.34.2 162 "manager" v2 enable
! IP route manager :
! RIP :
! OSPF :
! BGP :
! IP multicast :
! IPv6 :
! RIPng :
! OSPF3 :
! Health monitor :
! Interface :
! Link Aggregate :
! VLAN AGG:
! 802.1Q :
! Spanning tree :
bridge mode 1x1
! Bridging :
! Bridging :
! Port mirroring :
sflow receiver 1 name labtest2 address 10.10.34.2 udp-port 6343 packet-size 1400
version 5 timeout 0
sflow sampler 1 1/12 receiver 1 rate 1024 sample-hdr-size 128
sflow sampler 1 1/13 receiver 1 rate 1024 sample-hdr-size 128
sflow poller 1 1/12 receiver 1 interval 30
sflow poller 1 1/13 receiver 1 interval 30
! UDP Relay :
! Server load balance :
! System service :
! VRRP :
VRRP 10 1 DISABLE
VRRP 10 1 PRIORITY 255 PREEMPT INTERVAL 1
VRRP 10 1 ADDRESS 10.10.34.161
VRRP 10 1 ENABLE
! Web :
! AMAP :
! GMAP :
! Module :
! Lan Power :
! NTP :










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! RDP :
9700->

There are many vendors who provide Sflow collector software , which is required to receive the Sflow
datagrams and present them in an understandable format. A guide to configuring the freeware version of
Inmons Sflow Trend is also included.





1. Sflow Trend Switch Config

Important: Configure the switch Ip in Sflow Trend using the Loopback0 IP address you have
configured on the switch.
















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2. Sflow Trend --Options






















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3. Sflow StatisticsCounters



























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Sflow Statistics --Counters -- After about 5 minutes


























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Sflow Statistics Utilization


























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Sflow Statistics --Utilization :After about 5 minutes


























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Ethereal Packet Capture of Sflow Packet