I am looking for a solution to monitor east/west traffic in our data center. Currently we have 2 Nexus 5596 which do not support netflow. Is there a recommended solution or network sensor that I could add onto the 5k and span the traffic? We have a netflow application (solarwinds) so I'm trying to avoid getting a full blown netflow appliance, just need a way to turn span traffic into netflow data and push to our existing netflow analyzer.
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I am moving your question to the Cisco Data Center Community under the Nexus Series Switches space for better visibility and access to feedback.
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Switch does not support SPAN to NetFlow conversion, and there is not way to do it on the switch. What I would suggest you, is to take a look at the SW that can do this on a windows/linux server. On of the topics that covers this subject is here: https://communities.cisco.com/message/263677
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