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How are Flow Detail Records classified?

Solutions ID:    KB2383
Version:    3.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    03/02/2009
Updated:    10/14/2013
 

Problem Description

When PacketShaper emits flow detail records (FDRs), into which class does the traffic get classified?

Resolution

Flow detail record packets are automatically classified into two pre-defined classes:

FlowRecords — includes Packeteer-1 and Packeteer-2 FDRs

NetFlowV5 — includes NetFlow v5 FDRs emitted by the PacketShaper

The appropriate class is automatically created as soon as a collector is enabled. For example, if a Packeteer-2 collector is defined and enabled, the FlowRecords class will be created and this class will track all FDR traffic emitted to the defined Packeteer-2 collector.

The service names correspond to the class names: FlowRecords and NetFlowV5.

For additional information, see Flow Detail Records Overview  in PacketGuide.


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