Michael Patterson : Advanced NetFlow Traffic Analysis
Michael Patterson
Founder and Product manager for Plixer's Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer as well as Flow Analytics.

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Cisco AVC Reporting: Flexible NetFlow Configuration

March 9, 2014

The configuration below provides details on how to configure Cisco AVC Reporting / exports in IOS EX. For those of you new to Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC) exports.  This configuration allows network administrators to use flow data to report on details such as URLs, latency, retransmits, packet size, TCP window size, jitter, packet loss, etc. Note also that Cisco is making the switch from NetFlow to IPFIX. Check it out:

Amazon EC2 Monitoring: Network Performance

January 25, 2013

We recently did a cost analysis where we considered outsourcing to Amazon’s EC2 (Elastic Computing Cloud) service and the topic of network performance monitoring among other issues came up.  We considered the amount of bandwidth we would use as well as how we would monitor the quality of service our customers were gaining through our use of EC2 and the final decision was that Amazon EC2 was not of us.

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