Cisco Netflow Analyzer Tool Recommendation

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Hello Experts,

Can someone please recommend a light weight netflow analyzer tool? I'm not interested in anything as heavy weight as 'Scrutinizer NetFlow & sFlow Analyzer'

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I'm a fan of PRTG. You can get a free trial from their website pretty easy as well. It's limited to 10 sensors, but it would be enough to get a couple routers with Netflow setup. It can scale out very large if needed as you can have remote probes to distribute sensor load. This product can also go well beyond routers and switches and monitor all types of servers and services. I have one customer that is using 1500+ sensors with just two VM's running the service and it's been a great tool for them. One VM has all the network sensors, and the other runs the server sensors because things like WMI take more processor power and they didn't want that to interrupt network monitoring.

PRTG can be a heavy tool or a light tool. It just depends on what you configure on it. I run it on my local laptop as an adhoc tool for troubleshooting some of my customers and my laptop isn't anything special.

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Thanks for responding. PRTG is expensive and a bit overkill for my simple needs.

Any other suggestions?

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Unfortunately, that's pretty much the only Netflow tool that I use in my day to day operations. Any other suggestion from me would be no more than the same Google searching you could accomplish.

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