Just wanted to comment how I love that you made sure to add (usually) with you switch port comment. Good stuff. Us Cisco guys would have jumped on that..
But +1 on the Licensing issue. I can see customers doing span ports on there core switches all the time, and then pulling flow from those ports, and never needing anything close to warrant and SLX license.
To re-emphasize this (ahem, solarwinds), our environment has over 6000 switch ports.
We're only pulling NetFlow from around 100.
Fix this please.
Bumping this to the top.
NTA isn't worth $25,000. If I wanted to spend that much money, I'd get another product.
Hell, I still might. I'd rather spend 25k on a developr for Zenoss CE than give money to a company that believes in slapping existing customers in the face like this.
I would have to agree on this one as well. I have run across a few customers recently who have opted for various other netflow monitoring tools. I think the biggest folks who are effected by this are the medium size installations that may need an NPM SLX for pure element count, but not the married version of NTA for the high cost. The smaller environments get a much less expensive NTA and large environments can usually justify the purchase. Decoupling the licensing also brings the added benefit of selling NTA as a stand alone module. It might be wishful thinking, but I felt I must comment on this.