3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2010 6:44 PM by jemery

    Riverbed Steelhead Routers



      Anyone here who already experienced monitoring this device? I would like to know which side should I monitor on the NTA is it the LAN or the WAN side? and also, what would happen if let say I monitor both? would it caused problem with NTA or will it not show any data?

      Please help.


        • Re: Riverbed Steelhead Routers

          Hi TIA--

          I did a quick search on thwack and it returned three threads pertaining to Riverbed. Check them out here:




          • Re: Riverbed Steelhead Routers


            You aren't going to get much usable information on any port except the LAN interface of the Steelheads since all of the optimized traffic hitting the WAN port will be identified as coming from your optimized service port settings on your RB SH until it is replaced and forwarded by the SH itself.

            Hope this helps!

            • Re: Riverbed Steelhead Routers

              We are using netflow on about a dozen riverbeds today and we are monitoring the lan and wan interfaces (inline config). According to the riverbed documentation netflow only tracks incoming packets to the interface so in theory if you only export one side you will only see flows in our out of the local network. I believe (90% sure) the netflow export on the wan interface knows to export the stats after it is extracted from the riverbed transport - for the most part we do not see a high percentage of riverbed transport protocol. One last thing - when you enable netflow on the steelhead, you have the option to export all traffic, optimized traffic, or passthrough traffic for each interface. We export all, but it wouldn't really make sense to export optimized traffic if all it shows it a couple big flows between the appliances.


              Good luck,