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 Flow Storage database settings

Maintaining the NTA Flow Storage database requires setting a retention period that corresponds with the amount of data you need to keep and the free space available on the NTA Flow Storage database disk.

Retention period

Retention period specifies the time for which flow data are stored in the database until they expire and are permanently deleted.

The minimum retention period is three days. The default retention period is 30 days.

Set retention period

  1. In the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NTA Settings.
  3. In Retention Period, enter the number of days after which flow data will be deleted.

    Minimum retention period is 3 days.

  4. Select a frequency in the Delete Expired Data list.
  5. Click Save.