Application Scenarios for sFlow

To monitor enterprise networks, maintenance personnel often use traffic monitoring techniques.

Users of these networks often have specific requirements for traffic on an interface and expect devices to be reliable. Therefore, enterprises require a traffic monitoring technique on device interfaces to promptly identify traffic anomalies and the source of attack traffic so that they can quickly rectify faults to ensure network stability. sFlow collects traffic, forwarding, and device status information to enable real-time network monitoring and fault location on enterprise networks.

As shown in Figure 1, an sFlow agent is connected to an sFlow collector so that traffic statistics can be collected and analyzed based on interfaces.

Figure 1 Networking diagram for sFlow application

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