[c-nsp] ASR 1000 series again: Netflow export

Elmar K. Bins elmi at 4ever.de
Fri May 15 04:12:57 EDT 2009

benny+usenet at amorsen.dk (Benny Amorsen) wrote:

> The mgmt port should perhaps be thought of as an ethernet version of the
> console port? Personally, I would prefer that to be the case; the more
> it looks like a serial port + a terminal server + a power control bar,
> the better.

Which is of not much use. Initial configuration happens over the console,
and from then on, the Mgt port is supposed to be the out-of-band
management transfer, used for

  - AAA (Tacacs etc)
  - Logging
  - ssh
  - NTP
  - SNMP
  - SW updates
  - Netflow

What's the use of deliberately disabling part of the management
functionality, just because "it might not be able to keep up
with the bandwidth"? I can easily saturate the bw with SW updates.

This forces everyone with out-of-band management and monitoring
equipment to sacrifice one of the "power ports" for management
and again run ACL based security there. Just like in the olden

I think I'll also take this up with the BU, since implementation
might be two keystrokes. Yet, with the release policy on XE, we
will probably not see such a feature for quite a while.

Life sucks sometimes...


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