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.

NTA licensing

Licensing for NTA follows the license level of your NPM installation. For example, if you have an NPM license for SL250, your SolarWinds NTA license is also SL250. For more information on NPM licenses, see NPM licensing model.

When upgrading licenses, the license levels must match. For example, when you upgrade an NPM SL250 license to SL500, you must upgrade your SolarWinds NTA license to SL500.

The following types of NTA licenses are available:

License Number of monitored elements
SL100 Up to 100 nodes and 100 interfaces.
SL250 Up to 250 nodes and 250 interfaces.
SL500 Up to 500 nodes and 500 interfaces.
SL2000 Up to 2000 nodes and 2000 interfaces.
SLX Virtually unlimited number of elements. With the default polling interval, one polling engine can monitor a maximum of 12,000 elements. To monitor over 12,000 elements, use additional polling engines (APEs). Each APE requires a license.
  • Nodes: any devices being monitored, such as routers, switches, virtual and physical servers, access points, and modems.
  • Interfaces: any single points of network traffic, such as switch ports, physical interfaces, virtual interfaces, sub-interfaces, and VLANs.

For more information on checking your SolarWinds NTA licenses, see How to check licenses in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

For more information on licensing, see License SolarWinds Platform products in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.