IPFIX (Internet Protocol Flow Information Export) is a standard for the format and export of network flow information for troubleshooting, auditing, or collecting analytics information.
You can configure flow monitoring on a logical segment. All the flows from the VMs connected to that logical segment are captured and sent to the IPFIX collector. The collector names are specified as a parameter for each IPFIX switch profile.
Verify that a logical segment is configured. See Create or Modify a Network Segment.
- Login to VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud console.
- Select .
- To add a new collector, click Name.
and give the collector a Enter the collector IP address and port. The default UDP port is 4739. You can add up to 4 IPFIX collectors.
- Click SAVE to create the collector.
- Click SWITCH IPFIX PROFILES to create or edit a switch IPFIX profile.
See Configure Switch IPFIX Profiles in the NSX-T Data Center Administration Guide for more information about NSX-T switch IPFIX profile parameters.
- (Optional) Tag the profile.
See Add Tags to an Object in the NSX-T Data Center Administration Guide for more information about tagging NSX-T objects.
- Click SAVE to create the profile.
What to do next
Click the ellipses button next to a switch IPFIX profile and click Edit to make configuration changes.