Welcome to SolarWinds NetFlow v9 Datagram Knowledge Series.  This is a 7 part series of blogs to provide the IT professional a basic understanding of how flow technology works, specifically Cisco’s NetFlow v9, what metrics are being captured, and how they are interpreted to help you perform comprehensive network traffic monitoring.


As of the publication of this article, this table represents a list of Cisco devices, the IOS version, and the version of NetFlow supported.  It is not intended to be a comprehensive or final list and should be used for reference only.  Please refer to your specific Cisco model for the latest updates.

 

IOS Family

IOS Version

Supported NetFlow Versions

Supported Cisco Models

Cisco Release Notes

12.0 Family

12.0S

V5, V9

7000 Series, 7200 Series, 7500 Series, 10000 Series, 10720 Internet Router, 12000 Series

Link

12.0ST

V5, V9

7200 Series, 7500 Series, 10000 Series, 10720, 12000 Series

Link

12.0T

V1, V5

1400, 1600, 1720, 2500, 2600, 3600, 4500, 4700, AS5300, AS5800, 7200, uBR7200, 7500, RSP7000, RSM, MGX 8800 RPM, BPX 8600

 

12.0XE

V1, V5

7100

 

12.2 Family

12.20

V5, V9

800 Series, uBR920 Series, 1400 Series, 1600/1600R Series, 1700 Series, 2500 Series, 2600 Series, 3600 Series, Catalyst 4K, 4500 Series, Catlayst 5K, AS5320, AS5400, AS5800, 7000 Family, uBR7200 Series

Link

12.2

V7

Catalyst 5K

 

12.2S

V5, V9

7200 Series, 7301, 7304, 7400 Series, 7500 Series

Link

12.2SB

V5, V9

7200 Series, 7301, 7304, 10000 Series

Link

12.2SR

V5, V9

7200 Series, 7301, 7304, 7600, 10000 Series

Link

12.2SX

V5, V9

Catalyst 6000

Link

12.2T

V5, V9

800 Series, uBR920 Series, 1400 Series, 1600/1600R Series, 1700 Series, 2500 Series, 2600 Series, 3600 Series, 3700 Series, Catlayst 4000, Catalyst 4224, 4500 Series, AS5300, AS5320, AS5350, AS5400, AS5800, AS5850, 6400 Family, 7000 Family, uBR7200 Series, ICS 7750

Link

12.3 Family

12.30

V5, V9

800 Series, uBR920 Series, 1400 Series, 1600/1600R Series, 1700 Series, 2500 Series, 2600 Series, 3600 Series, 3700 Series, Catalyst 4224, Catalyst 4500, AS5300, AS5350, AS5400, AS5800, AS5850, 6400 Family, 7000 Family, ICS 7750

Link

12.3T

V5, V9

800 Series, 1700 Series, 1900 Series, IAD2430, 2600XM Series, 2800 Series,3200 Series, 3600 Series, 3700 Series, 3800 Series, Catalyst 4500, AS5350/5350XM, AS5400/5400XM, AS5850, Catalyst 6000, Catalyst 6500, 7000 Family

Link

12.4 Family

12.40

V5, V9

800 Series, 1700 Series, 1800 Series. 1900 Series, IAD2430, 2600XM Series, 2691, 2800 Series,3200 Series, 3600 Series, 3700 Series, 3800 Series, Catalyst 4500, AS5350/5350XM, AS5400/5400XM, AS5850, Catalyst 6000, Catalyst 6500, 7000 Family

Link

12.4T

V5, V9

800 Series, 1700 Series, 1800 Series, IAD2430, 2600XM Series, 2691, 2800 Series,3200 Series, 3600 Series, 3700 Series, 3800 Series, AS5350/5350XM, AS5400/5400XM, AS5850/5850-ERSC, Catalyst 6000, 7000 Family

Link

XE Family

Release 2

V5, V9

ASR 1002, ASR 1002-F, ASR 1004, ASR 1006

Link

Release 3S

V5, V9

ASR 903, ASR 1001, ASR 1002, ASR 1002-F, ASR 1004, ASR 1006, ASR 1013

Link

Release 3SG

V5, V9

Catlyst 4500E

Link

15 Family

15.0M

V5, V9

800 Series, 1800 Series, 1900 Series, 2800 Series, 2900 Series, 3200 Series, 3800 Series, 3900 Series, 7000 Family, AS5350, AS5400

Link

15.0S

V5, V9

7600 Series

Link

15.0SY

V5, V9

6500 Series running Supervisor Engine 2T

Link

15.1S

V5, V9

7200 Series, 7301, 7600 Series

Link

15.1M&T

V5, V9

800 Series, 1800 Series, 1900 Series, 2800 Series, 2900 Series, 3800 Series, 3900 Series, 7000 Family, AS5350, AS5400

Link

 

 

Part 1 - NetFlow Overview

Part 2 - NetFlow v9 Packet Header

Part 3 - NetFlow v9 Template FlowSet

Part 4 - NetFlow v9 Data FlowSet

Part 5 - NetFlow v9 Options Template

Part 7 - SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

 

For a detailed overview and specification you can visit this Cisco NetFlow Version 9 Flow-Record Format page.

 

Learn more about how SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, network traffic monitor, can help you by being your netflow analyzer providing you with network traffic analysis and bandwidth monitoring or see for yourself with SolarWinds live on-line demo.

 

 

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