3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2017 1:13 PM by kellerc24

    Does anyone have a good template for Netflow config on Cisco ASR 920 12CZ-A?


      I am running into wall after wall with both Cisco and Solarwinds support.  It sounds like the packet capture on the ORION server is showing that I am missing a "valid interface index" under the flow record template in the ASR.  I can't find what that commnand would be.  Here is my current config on that ASR920.  Support also saying that I am missing:  "OUTPUT_SNMP" or "OutputInt:_ " - not sure what this translates to as far as a Cisco command to put under the flow record.  Dang, why does this have to be so confusing?  Thanks for any suggestions everyone!



      flow record R1

      match ipv4 protocol

      match ipv4 destination address

      match transport source-port

      match transport destination-port

      match interface input

      match ipv4 source address

      match ipv4 tos

      collect counter packets long

      collect counter bytes long



      flow exporter E1

      destination 164.110.x.x

      source Loopback0

      transport udp 2055

      template data timeout 60



      flow monitor M1

      description flows to ORION

      exporter E1

      cache timeout inactive 10

      cache timeout active 5

      record R1


      license udi pid ASR-920-12CZ-A sn CAT2044U3JR

      license accept end user agreement

      license boot level advancedmetroipaccess


      sdm prefer netflow-video




      interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0

      description Fiber link to HQ Maple Park ASR HQMPPK100203 G0/1/1

      ip address 10.88.x.x

      ip flow monitor M1 input

      negotiation auto

      cdp enable


      interface Loopback0

      ip address 10.154.x.x

        • Re: Does anyone have a good template for Netflow config on Cisco ASR 920 12CZ-A?

          So to update this - The Cisco ASR 12CZ-A doesn't support SNMP on the interface index side.  It uses something called "DPIDX" now instead and yes, its Cisco proprietary.  So my source port that I want Netflow data from (configured flow monitor M1 input), is being mapped incorrectly by Solarwinds NTA.  


          When I do the sh command on the ASR to get the DPIDX number of the interface that I want to see as the source in NTA, I see that the Cisco box has assigned a DPIDX number of 7 to my Gi0/0/0 port.  That show command is:  "sh platform hardware pp active interface all."


          Solarwinds is seeing the source port come over as Interface GI0/0/6 (an unused port and no Netflow configured on it) - even though a packet capture on the server is showing that the source port interface is 7. 


          So, I had to manage that GI0/0/6 port under my ASR 920 node within NPM before I could see any flows.  I am getting flows translated in NTA from this box now, the interfaces are just goofy - so its a bit cosmetic, but super annoying that Solarwinds won't own up to their software not translating the DPIDX nubmers from Cisco correctly.