Security/Monitoring sFlow Collector

sFlow Collector

Selecting Manager → Security/Monitoring → sFlow Collector displays the sFlow Collector dashboard.

UNUM provides access to specific feature help documentation via the Help Button  icon.

When dashboard initially loads you are presented with the following if no sFlow Collector exists:

Manager Security/Monitoring sFlow Collector Dashboard

sFlow Scenarios

There are two scenarios when using sFlow:

  1. The first is using UNUM as a sFlow collector from a non-Pluribus Networks device, i.e. a third-party device.

  1. The second scenario is using UNUM as a sFlow collector from a Pluribus Networks device.

In the case where UNUM is used as a collector from a third-party device you must configure that device to send the data to the UNUM instance using the UNUM IP address and port number 2055.

In the case where UNUM is used with a Pluribus Networks device you need to create an sFlow Agent as described in this document and create a sFlow Collector to point to the UNUM instance using the UNUM IP address and port number 2055.

In either case the first time that you enable the sFlow Collector, you must add a valid sFlow Collector and Exporter license.

Use the following steps to add the license and enable sFlow.

    1. After configuring sFlow on the switch, log into UNUM and click Manager → Manage Collector.
    2. Locate the sFlow Collector and disable if the sFlow Collector if it is running.
    3. Use Edit by selecting theCog   icon for the applicable sFlow Collector and add the sFlow Collector license key and Exporter license key.
    4. Click Update to continue.

Manager Collector sFlow Collector License Keys

Once validated and added, the license keys will appear in the Edit sFlow Collector screen along with a [valid license] status message.

You continue to configure the sFlow Collector using the link provided in the window.

Manager Collector sFlow Collector Valid License Keys

Enable the sFlow Collector and verify results on the Manage Collector dashboard.

To create a sFlow Collector click Create a sFlow Collector. Enter the required parameters which include:

  • name – sFlow name
  • scope – local or fabric
  • collector-port – sFlow collector port
  • collector-ip – sFlow collector IP address

Manager Collector sFlow Collector Create Collector

Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.

When the sFlow Collector is successfully added the system will return you to the sFlow Collector dashboard.

The dashboard displays a list of existing sFlow entries by name. Additional parameters include: scope, collector-port and collector-ip.

You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down  arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.

Manager Collector sFlow Collector Added to Dashboard

Fabric sFlow Port View

Select the desired Fabric from the left side navigation bar and the dashboard updates showing all sFlow Collector entries from all switches within the Fabric.

The dashboard displays a list of existing sFlow Collector entries by Switch name. When scope is set to Fabric the Switch name is not displayed.

Additional parameters include: name, scope, collector-port and collector-ip.

Manager Collector sFlow Collector Fabric Dashboard

To obtain detailed information about a sFlow Collector, select an entry in the dashboard.

A Details pane opens displaying the configuration information of the sFlow Collector.

Scroll through the list, as needed, and click X to return to the dashboard.

Manager Security/Monitoring sFlow  Manage Collector sFlow Collector Details

To delete a sFlow Collector use Delete by selecting the Cog  icon. A confirmation message requires an acknowledgment to continue deletion. 

Manager Security/Monitoring sFlow Manage Collector Delete Collector