sFlow vs netFlow/IPFIX

Peter Phaal peter.phaal at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 15:18:38 UTC 2016

On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 6:13 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> On 29/Feb/16 12:15, Nikolay Shopik wrote:
>> Cisco Nexus switches support sflow, since they are broadcom based.
> Not all of them, just the Nexus 9000, IIRC.

The situation in the Cisco Nexus line is confusing. In addition, to
the Nexus 9000 series, the Nexus 3000 series and 3100 series are also
Broadcom based and also support sFlow. The Nexus 3500 series and 6000
series use Cisco ASICs and don't have sFlow or NetFlow support.

It also appears that Cisco's merchant silicon based switches have a
greater variety of orchestration capabilities, Python, NX-API,
Ansible, etc.

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