• Preetam Zare

Configure NetFlow Settings

NetFlow is a network analysis tool that you can use to monitor network monitoring and virtual machine traffic.

NetFlow is available on vSphere distributed switch version 5.0.0 and later.


1 Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.

2 Right-click the vSphere distributed switch in the inventory pane, and select Edit Settings.

3 Navigate to the NetFlow tab.

The sampling rate determines what portion of data, NetFlow collects, with the sampling rate number

determining how often NetFlow collects the packets. A collector with a sampling rate of 2 collects data

from every other packet. A collector with a sampling rate of 5 collects data from every fifth packet.

9 Click OK.

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