Solved

cisco mars

Posted on 2008-06-23
2
434 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
some consultant are advising me not to use cisco mars. they say they can use soem software and dump it into a sql base. do you know about any software like this. what these systems deliver that mars woudl not and why it is better to ge tmars.
0
Comment
Question by:nbarakat
2 Comments
 
LVL 45

Accepted Solution

by:
sunnycoder earned 500 total points
ID: 21862456
It basically boils down to value you get for price you pay ... Cisco mars mines data from netflow records to give you network operations information. You can get this information by dumping netflow records into a DB and querying the DB on your own. If you have a small network that is generating 5-10K netflow records per second you are good to go ... with flat file databases such as SQL lite, you can scale up to 40-50K records per second .... beyond that DB simply would not scale.

There are alternatives available to mars ... free and one of the popular ones being nfdump/nfsen ... it does not monitor your network but provides a nifty and fast way for querying netflow records.
Arbor networks offers a commercial solution but that is a multibox solution that isnt very charming ...
An upcoming development in this field is a commercial offering from Guavus Network Systems which by far has the best approach for solving this problem. However, they are still in Beta.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
MPLS VRF bridging 4 59
Need a cheap RFID setup 10 79
Ms azure 2 29
Is WiFi half-duplex or Full -duplex 4 46
Security is one of the biggest concerns when moving and migrating your data from your on-premise location to the Public Cloud.  Where is your data? Who can access it? Will it be safe from accidental deletion?  All of these questions and more are imp…
Microservice architecture adoption brings many advantages, but can add intricacy. Selecting the right orchestration tool is most important for business specific needs.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now