Documentation forNetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Analyzing network traffic and bandwidth is a key capability of Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and is also available in a standalone module, NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA). Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced and NTA are built on the self-hosted SolarWinds Platform.

Customize charts for all users in NTA

  1. Click Edit in the header of the widget.
  2. On the Edit Resource page, specify the Title and Subtitle.
  3. Select the Chart Style you want to use: Area Chart or Pie Chart.
  4. Select Use Chart Style Default for View to use the style which is set as default for the widget when used on the appropriate view.
  5. Edit the Maximum Number of Items to Display.
  6. Define a Time Period.
    • If you want the widget to inherit the setting from the view on which it is placed, select Use Time Period from Current View. This is the default.
    • If you want to name a time period, select Named Time Period, and select a time period.
    • If you want a relative time period, select Relative Time Period, enter a number, and select a unit of duration.
    • If you want to name an absolute time period, select Absolute Time Period, and set the date and time parameters.
  7. Select the widget style:
    • Select Chart to display both the chart and the legend in the widget.
    • Select No Chart to view only the legend.
  8. Select the Flow Direction.
  9. If selected the Area Chart, select an Area Type:
    • Stack Area is an area chart where multiple series of data are stacked vertically. If there is only one series in your chart, the stacked area chart displays the same as an area chart.
    • Stack Spline Area is an area chart that stacks multiple series of data vertically and plots a fitted curve through all data points in the series.
    • Stack Line is a Stack Area chart that does not fill the areas defined by each stacked series. Data series are stacked at each point of measurement marked on the x-axis.
    • Line Chart is a chart created using lines to connect series data points. All series use the x-axis as a common baseline .
    • Spline plots a fitted curve through all series data points in a line chart.
    • Bar Chart assigns each data point its own column and plots maximums against the vertical scale.
  10. If selected the Area Chart, select a Data Unit:
    • Rate (Kbps) creates a chart displaying historical traffic rate data for selected flow-enabled nodes and interfaces.
    • % of Interface Speed is only available for widgets presenting interface traffic data. This option creates a chart showing how bandwidth is allocated across the elements listed in the widget.
    • % of Total Traffic creates a chart showing how the total traffic over the selected node or interface is distributed across the elements listed in the widget. This is the default data unit type.
    • Data Transferred Per Time Interval creates a chart displaying the actual amount of data transferred over the selected node or interface. Data volume is measured over successive time intervals.
    • % of Class Utilization creates a chart displaying what percentage of the limit set for the appropriate class is used up by the interface or node. This option requires that you have set limits for individual classes on appropriate devices and is available only for the following CBQoS widgets on Interface Details Views:
      • CBQoS Pre-Policy Class Map
      • CBQoS Post-Policy Class Map
      • CBQoS Drops

      Selecting this option sets the chart style to line chart.

  11. If you want to add a title or subtitle for the chart, expand Advanced and enter a Chart Title and Chart Subtitle.
  12. Click Submit.