Enabling and Configuring Modules

By default NetFlow Optimizer is preconfigured with one Module enabled -- Network Traffic and Device Monitor: 10067 Top Traffic Monitor. You may enable / disable the entire set or each Module by clicking on /

To add or update a Module, click on ‘Upload’ button .

To configure Module parameters expand Module set and click on its’ name.

Configure Top Traffic Monitor Module Parameters

Parameter

Description

N – number of reported hosts

The number of top hosts reported per NetFlow exporter, min = 0, max = 100000, default = 50 (0 indicates all hosts are reported)

Enable(1) or disable (0) reporting by authoritative exporters only

This parameter enables de-duplication. If traffic between two hosts traverses several network devices, flow records about the same flow is received from each NetFlow exporters. If this option enabled, for each flow an authoritative flow exporter is selected, and flows records from other exporters are not reported. (1 – de-duplication is enabled, 0 – de-duplication is disabled)

Enable(1) or disable (0) reporting client port

If set to 1, the ephemeral client port number is reported. If set to 0, client port number is not taken into account when consolidating flow records, and reported as 0

Enable(1) or disable (0) multiplying by sampling rate

If set to 1, when *flow is sampled (e.g. sFlow, sampled NetFlow/IPFIX), the sampling rate is used to multiply bytes and packets to report total traffic as statistical approximation

Please note that NetFlow Analytics for Splunk App factors sampling on Splunk side, and this parameter should be set to 0

Default sampler rate

If sampling information is not available, use this rate to multiply bytes and packets to report total traffic as statistical approximation

Data collection interval, sec

Module logic execution interval, min = 5 sec, max = 86400 sec, default = 300 sec. During this time bytes and packets are summed up in in-memory database by source IP, destination IP, ports, and protocol. At the end of data collection interval the list of consolidated flows is sorted by bytes, and only top N records (1st parameter) are converted to syslog or JSON and reported.

List of known server destination port numbers

List of server destination ports to be used to determine which host is a client and which is a server

See NetFlow Optimizer User Guide for more information on other Modules functionality and configuration.