Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Comparing sFlowTrend and sFlowTrend-Pro

sFlowTrend is the free version of sFlowTrend-Pro. sFlowTrend is limited to analysing data from a maximum of five sFlow agents and stores one hour of data in memory. sFlowTrend-Pro does not limit the number of switches, routers, or hosts that can be monitored and stores data persistently to disk for a configurable period (default one week). sFlowTrend-Pro also supports navigation through and reporting over the whole history of data.

If you have already installed sFlowTrend and have purchased an sFlowTrend-Pro license, you can upgrade your installation by configuring your installation with your sFlowTrend-Pro license using the configuration menu.

Industry leading sFlow support
Supports sFlow from switches/routers/wifi, hosts and services
Real-time analysis and charts
Web client UI
REST API supported
Number of agents (switches, routers, hosts)5Unlimited
Data storageMemory (volatile)Disk (persistent)
Historical data1 hourConfigurable (default 7 days)
History reporting and navigation1 hourEntire duration of historical data
CostFreeLicense fee (annual or indefinite)
SupportCommunityCommercial included with license fee

Tuesday, 9 August 2016


Welcome to the sFlowTrend blog.

The purpose of this blog is to provide tips for using sFlowTrend and sFlowTrend-Pro so that you get the most out of your sFlow® enabled switches, virtual switches, routers, and hosts.

The help is the definitive documentation for sFlowTrend and sFlowTrend-Pro. These blog posts are intended to address frequently ask questions and more detailed usage examples and case studies.

sFlowTrend and sFlowTrend-Pro are scalable, network and system performance analytics tools, built from the ground up to exploit the detailed data available from the popular sFlow® standard.

Both sFlowTrend and sFlowTrend-Pro identify who is using the network, for what purpose and how intensively. The web UI provides real-time, interactive charts and historical reports. In addition, sFlowTrend-Pro exposes a REST API for fully flexible data access and integration with other tools. This type of analytics is ideally suited to common management tasks such as diagnosing performance problems, identifying mis-use and abnormal traffic (eg security threats), understanding trends and accurately targeting upgrades, generating management reports.