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.


In an SDDC that is a member of an SDDC group, all outbound traffic from hosts to destinations outside the SDDC network is routed to the VTGW or private VIF regardless of other routing configurations in the SDDC. This includes IPFIX and Port Mirroring traffic. See Creating and Managing SDDC Deployment Groups with VMware Transit Connect in the VMware Cloud on AWS Operations Guide.


Verify that a logical segment is configured. See Create or Modify a Network Segment.


  1. Log in to VMware Cloud Services at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. Click Inventory > SDDCs, then pick an SDDC card and click VIEW DETAILS.
  3. Click OPEN NSX MANAGER and log in with the NSX Manager Admin User Account shown on the SDDC Settings page.
    You can also use the VMware Cloud Console Networking & Security tab for this workflow. See SDDC Network Administration with NSX Manager.
  4. Open the IPFIX page.
    See Network Monitoring in the NSX Data Center Administration Guide for more information about using IPFX.