This area will help fast track you in planning, setting up and managing NetFlow in your environment. NetFlow is an embedded instrumentation within Cisco IOS Software to characterize network operation.

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Configure sFlow - Fortinet / FortiGate

How to configure sFlow on a FortiGate

sFlow agents can be added to any FortiGate interface, including physical interfaces, VLAN interfaces, and aggregate interfaces. However, sFlow agent/client is not supported on some virtual interfaces such as VDOM link, IPSec, gre, and ssl.<vdom>.

sFlow configuration is available only from the CLI.

Configuration steps include:

1. Set sFlow collector/server IP on the FortiGate.

config system sflow
set collector-ip <NetFlow-Auditor-IP-Address>
set collector-port xxxx (default udp/6343)

To configure it per VDOM.

config system vdom-sflow
set vdom-sflow [disable*|enable]
set collector-ip <NetFlow-Auditor-IP-Address>
set collector-port xxxx (default udp/6343)

2. Configure sFlow agents per interface.

config sys interface
set sflow-sampler [disable*|enable]
set sample-rate xxxx //sample ever xxxx packets
set sample-direction [tx|rx|both*]
set polling-interval xx //in secs