[j-nsp] Juniper Traffic Monitoring

Ivan c ivannetw at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 20:33:42 EDT 2009

take a look at Opsview, its built on Nagios

very nice


On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:39 AM, Paolo Lucente <pl+list at pmacct.net> wrote:
> Hi Brendan,
> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 11:24:36PM -0400, Brendan Mannella wrote:
>> I have a project to gain some much needed visibility into my network. All
> Visibility is quite a broad definition for a project. Visibility should have
> a goal; and the goal determines the means, ie. selection of tooling and export
> method.
>> devices are Juniper. I know there are multiple options available such as
>> NetFlow, Sflow, and port mirroring but what do most people use and what are
>> the pros and cons?
> Many options but also constraints and not all combinations make sense. sFlow
> comes only available on the EX series. NetFlow up to v8 is widely available
> on the router-base; NetFlow v9 (for example, to account for IPv6 traffic or
> 32-bit ASNs) you have to pay extra (!); at least this is for the M/MX/T
> series. For a introductory NetFlow vs sFlow comparison i would point you a
> pretty comprehensive message appeared on the list some time ago:
> http://puck.nether.net/pipermail/juniper-nsp/2007-August/008677.html
> Which, always useful, brings some light on obscure terms like cflow, jflow,
> etc.
> To conclude, port mirroring or wire-tapping. Nice but once again: it depends
> on your plans. A broad consideration can be that while a NetFlow/sFlow agent,
> once configured in a way that makes sense, either works or you blame the
> vendor; with port mirroring you are in full control but raise the number
> things that can go wrong and you simply put yet another blame on yourself.
> But there are certainly cases in which you are forced to or really need it
> (basic example: DPI).
> Cheers,
> Paolo
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