Optimize High Traffic Networks with PRTG sFlow Monitoring
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Effective traffic analysis of the industry standard sFlow
i NetFlow is a protocol for collecting, aggregating and recording traffic flow data in a network. NetFlow data provide a more granular view of how bandwidth and network traffic are being used than other monitoring solutions, such as SNMP. NetFlow was developed by Cisco and is embedded in Cisco’s IOS software on the company’s routers and switches and has been supported on almost all Cisco devices since the 11.1 train of Cisco IOS Software. Read more ...
Productivity is the Alpha and the Omega
When heavily-utilized computer networks become slower or crash, corporate productivity is impaired, often resulting in financial losses.
Networks which quickly and accurately process and exchange data are an absolute must, and can guarantee trouble-free workflows and the proper “time to market” of your product. For high-traffic networks, it is therefore a good idea to monitor data traffic and available bandwidth. To do so, you can use the industry standard sFlow, and monitor professionally with PRTG.
sFlow (short for "sampled flow") is a sampling technology for network monitoring. It works similarly to Cisco’s NetFlow, and was first introduced by HP. It stands for “sampled flow,” and uses statistical samples of data traffic to ensure scalability for interfaces with large amounts of data.
sFlow technology puts little strain on the CPU load and data line, and allows for the collection of detailed data. Because PRTG fully supports sFlow Version 5 (the most common version), switches and routers supplying data via sFlow can be monitored with a great deal of ease. PRTG offers several possibilities for individually processing the bandwidth consumption data that is gained as a result of its monitoring, as well as for the data’s subsequent presentation. PRTG lets you configure your dashboard so you can keep a constant eye on your data consumption!
Detect causes of traffic
With 24/7 network monitoring, you can identify the major causes of traffic and eliminate bottlenecks. The PRTG data analysis even allows for suspicious traffic to be detected. The combination of sFlow and PRTG effectively prevents downtime and provides valuable indicators which will enable you to optimize the overall performance of your network.
With PRTG, everyone will work with peace of mind.
Here's what sFlow Monitoring looks like in PRTG
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3 statistics collected by PRTG for your sFlow monitoring
Bandwidth consumption for individual connections and the entire network
Network activities and causes of traffic according to addresses, applications, and protocols
Toplists for a quick overview of the evolution of traffic over various periods of time
How sFlow monitoring works
The sFlow protocol is an industry standard for monitoring data packets in computer networks. Bandwidth utilization data is recorded and summarized inside the router or switch of the device (these processes are referred to as “flows”), while relevant information is sent as UDP packets to PRTG for statistical processing and presentation. With sFlow, you won’t analyze all your data traffic, but only every nth data packet. This method is called “sampling,” and is obligatory for sFlow. With NetFlow, sampling can be configured as required.
When it comes to monitoring bandwidth in high-traffic networks, flow monitoring is recommended the most, for in general it uses very little CPU and can provide in-depth data analysis while consuming minimal amounts of bandwidth.
To use sFlow monitoring, your network device must support sFlow version 5 and be configured to allow flow data to be sent to PRTG.
Your network traffic at a glance
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6 Advantages of PRTG
With PRTG, you’ll automatically be informed of network failures and protocol errors.
Speed up troubleshooting
Promptly fix errors and prevent network crashes.
Stabilize your network
Reduce unnecessary traffic and quickly scale available bandwidth.
Speed up company processes by optimizing bandwidth. Maximize service availability.
Clear and concise overviews of traffic make it easier to draw conclusions.
Discover malware and detect suspicious traffic.
PRTG simplifies your day
Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.
PRTG saves time
With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
PRTG saves worry
Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Getting started or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the PRTG auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
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Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany.
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