Saturday, April 19, 2014

Configuring Mellanox switches

The following commands configure a Mellanox switch ( to sample packets at 1-in-10000, poll counters every 30 seconds and send sFlow to an analyzer ( using the default sFlow port 6343:
sflow enable
sflow agent-ip
sflow collector-ip
sflow sampling-rate 10000
sflow counter-poll-interval 30
For each interface:
interface ethernet 1/1 sflow enable
A previous posting discussed the selection of sampling rates. Additional information can be found on the Mellanox web site.

See Trying out sFlow for suggestions on getting started with sFlow monitoring and reporting.

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