Keeping in line with this is virtualization giants VMWare. VMWare had added an experimental NetFlow support on ESX Server 3.5 sometime back. The feature then disappeared in the next couple of releases but is now back. Perfected and available on Distributed Switch with the Enterprise Plus license of vSphere 5. Read about it from the post on VMWare Networking Blog:
Great work from Team VMWare.
The next obvious question is, can we, ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, monitor these flows? Yes ! But, I am not going to show how to do this. Because an expert has already talked about it.
Eric Sloof, of NTPRO.NL, a VMware Certified Instructor, an active member of the VMware community and whom VMware has rewarded with the vExpert title, shows how to enable NetFlow on vSphere 5 in his video and the tool he uses is ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer. The video clearly shows how NetFlow is enabled on the vSphere and NetFlow Analyzer with the results. See it, right here, right now:
With 2 great VMWare experts having used ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer with vSphere NetFlow, do you need to look further? Start monitoring your vEnvironment and vCloud and get reports you thought will never be available.
Don Thomas Jacob
The original article/video can be found at Virtually yours, NetFlow on VMWare vSphere 5 !