Enable NetFlow and NetFlow data export on Cisco Catalyst switches

NetFlow and NetFlow Data Export are required by SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer. NetFlow collects traffic statistics by monitoring packets that flow through a given network device. These statistics are then stored in a NetFlow table. NetFlow Data Export (NDE) converts the NetFlow table statistics into records and exports the records to SolarWinds NTA for analysis and presentation. SolarWinds NTA supports NetFlow versions 5 and 9.

Unless stated otherwise, this document refers to Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) Releases 12.2(18)SXD and higher. The contents of this technical reference are adapted from original Cisco documentation. This document is not intended as a substitute or replacement for your original Cisco documentation or the advice of your Cisco technical support representative.

Due to significant differences in the availability of the commands required to enable NetFlow and NetFlow Data Export, SolarWinds does not support the use of Cisco IOS versions older than 12.2(18)SXD.