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Total sFlow for engineers  |    A 1 day   hands on   training course

Total sFlow training course description

A comprehensive hands on course covering sFlow. The course starts with the basics of flows moving swiftly onto configuring sFlow and studying the information it provides.

What will you learn
  • Describe sFlow.
  • Use Nmap.
  • Recognise how sFlow can be used.
  • Describe the issues in using sFlow.
  • Compare SFlow with SNMP and NetFlow.
Total sFlow training course details

Total sFlow training course content

  • What is SFlow?
  • Where to monitor traffic. Packet based sampling, Time based sampling. Adaptive sampling. Flow samples, Counter samples.
    Hands on Wireshark flow analysis.

  • Getting started with sFlow
  • sFlow configuration. Enabling sFlow. Per interface.
    Hands on Accessing sFlow data using the CLI.

  • sFlow architecture
  • SFlow agents and collectors. When flows are exported. Distributed sFlow architecture, subagents. sFlow reporting products. SolarWinds.
    Hands on Collector software.

  • sFlow features and benefits
  • Troubleshooting with sFlow, controlling congestion, security and audit trail analysis.
    Hands on Using sFlow.

  • sFlow versus other technologies
  • Flows. sFlow impact and scalability. sFlow versus SNMP and RMON, SFlow versus NetFlow/IPFIX.
    Hands on Advanced sFlow configuration.

Learning path


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Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.