The recommended hardware requirements for installing and running NetFlow Analyzer Essential & Enterprise Edition are as follows:
|Parameter||Essential Edition||Enterprise Edition
|Processor||2.4 GHz Quad Core Processor||2.4 GHz Dual Core||3.2 GHz Quad core|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB|
|Hard-disk space||200GB for database||600 GB||1 TB SATA hard disk|
|Operating System||64 bit||64 bit||64 bit|
Please note that change in flow rate will lead to change in system requirements as below:
|Rate of Flow/Second||Processor||RAM||Disk space for Aggregate Data (Forever)||Additional Disk space for RawData (Optional)||Server Type|
0 to 3000
|2.4 GHz Quad Core Processor||4 GB
||200 GB||75 GB/Day||-|
3000 to 6000
|3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor||6 GB||200 GB||150GB/Day||64 bit|
6000 to 9000
|3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor||8 GB||200 GB||225GB/Day||64 bit|
9000 to 10000
|3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor||16 GB||200 GB||250GB/Day||64 bit|
100k (With Raw Data)
|2 x 3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor||48 GB+||350 GB||1.5TB/Day||64 bit|
* HighPerf addon is recommended if the number of flows is >10k.
* Aggregated data is calculated based on the top 100 records.
For the device exporting NetFlow, ensure that the NetFlow export version format is exactly the same as the Cisco NetFlow version 5 or version 7 or version 9 format. For information on Cisco devices and IOS versions supporting Netflow, consult the Cisco NetFlow Device Support table.
|Supported Operating System||Supported Browsers||Database supported|
|Port Name||Default Port Numbers||Usage|
|Web server port||80||This is the port on which you will connect to the NetFlow Analyzer server from a web browser. You can change this at any time from the Settings tab.|
|NetFlow Listener port||9996||This is the listener port on which NetFlow exports are received from routers. You can change this at any time from the Settings tab.|
|Embedded database port||13306||This is the default port used to connect to the PGSQL database in NetFlow Analyzer.|
|MSSQL||1433||This is the port that connects NetFlow Analyzer to a SQL database.|
|SNMP||161||This is the default SNMP port to fetch the device information and configure SNMP based NBAR.|
|HighPerf Database Port||27839||This is the default HighPerf database port that connects NetFlow Analyzer to HighPerf (Actian Vector) database.|
|HTTPS Port||443||This is the port through which the collector communicates with the central server.|
Note: NetFlow Analyzer runs in both Windows and Linux, supports NetFlow® versions 5/7/9,sFlow® , cflowd® ,J-Flow® , IPFIX® , NetStream®. To know which devices it supports refer Configuring Cisco Devices section of the User Guide.