Ethernet Flow Monitoring with IPFIX

R.J. Hofstede, Idilio Drago, Anna Sperotto, Aiko Pras

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    The increasing amount of network traffic and the huge bandwidth needed to carry it requires managers to use scalable solutions to monitor their networks. Nowadays, flow-based techniques, such as Cisco’s NetFlow, provide aggregated network data and an overview of network activity at the IP layer. However, several backbone network operators are considering the deployment of (Carrier) Ethernet in their Next-Generation Network. In this scenario we need a scalable monitoring technology for the Ethernet-layer. IPFIX, which is based on Cisco’s NetFlow and allows the selection of flow keys and records, could be used for that. Due to these flexible key selections, flows can be defined based on Ethernet header fields. The deployment of IPFIX is still at an early stage, which means that experience and insights need to be gained with this new type of flow data. The poster will highlight several use cases of Ethernet flow monitoring, to show the applicability of this new technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTERENA Networking Conference 2011
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherTrans-European Research and Education Networking Association
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - May 2011
    EventTERENA Networking Conference 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 16 May 201119 May 2011

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    PublisherTrans-European Research and Education Networking Association


    ConferenceTERENA Networking Conference 2011
    Other16-19 May 2011


    • METIS-289666
    • EWI-22147
    • IR-82078


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