NetFlow Configurator in ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer

Over the past 10 years, NetFlow Analyzer has proven to be a solid solution which mainly focuses on customer satisfaction and easy usability that helps saving troubleshooting time and makes traffic analytics a breeze.

In addition to our rich set of reporting features, we have now added the ability to configure Cisco routers for NetFlow export from NetFlow Analyzer user interface itself. This NetFlow Configurator allows the user to configure:

  1. Traditional NetFlow export(V5 and V9)
  1. Flexible NetFlow export
  1. Medianet Configuration and
  1. The ability to view, modify and delete already configured NetFlow export

This NetFlow Configurator is available free for all the users. This feature is supported by version 9.8 Build 9800 and above.

Where Can I find the NetFlow Configurator?

The NetFow Configurator is integrated with NetFlow Analyzer and once access it by clicking Admin–> NetFlow Configurator.

How to use this NetFlow Configurator?

NetFlow Configurator feature in NetFlow Analyzer uses Web Service Management Agent(WSMA) to import data from the router. To enable WSMA in your on the initiator router, please do the follow these steps :

Enabling HTTP:

cisco2081a2#conf t
cisco2081a2(config)#ip http server
cisco2081a2(config)#ip http authentication local

Enabling Service listener:

cisco2081a2#conf t
cisco2081a2(config)#wsma profile listener mylistener
cisco2081a2(config-wsma-listen)#encap soap11
cisco2081a2(config-wsma-listen)#transport http path /wsma
cisco2081a2(config-wsma-listen)#transport http

Enable WSMA agents that provide access to exec, CLI, filesys and response systems.
Router1 (config)#
wsma agent exec profile mylistener

Router1 (config)#
wsma agent config profile mylistener

Once the WSMA is configured on the device, you can choose the device from the drop down shown in NetFlow Configurator or you can add the device to the product.

Configuring Flexible NetFlow Export :-

Configuring a traditional NetFlow is a simple process which you can complete it in few click using NetFlow Configurator and self explanatory. Flexible NetFlow configuration is somewhat different from traditional NetFlow export as it needs multiple entities like:

  • Flow Exporter
  • Flow Record
  • Flow Monitor
  • Attaching the monitor to interface.

The screen shots shows the sequence of creating a Flexible NetFlow in NetFlow Configurator.

Once the device is configured, you can click on Sync option available at the top right corner and see the applied configuration by clicking on Existing configurations.


We are sure this value added feature in NetFlow Analyzer will definitely going to benefit to all those using NetFlow Analyzer and saves time spend on logging to each router for NetFlow configuration.

Praveen Kumar

NetFlow Analyzer Technical Team

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