Configuring and Enabling Collection on Sources

In order to gather exported flow, SNMP, and NBAR information and statistics from source devices, you must add the device as a source within WhatsUp Gold.

Tip: If you just installed Network Traffic Analysis, check NTA Sources Library for flow listening that is enabled on any export sources detected on your network. This happens as soon as NTA starts up.

There are three basic steps for adding Network Traffic Analysis sources in WhatsUp Gold:

Step 1: Configure source device.

Before you can add a Network Traffic Analysis source device, you must first ensure it is configured to export statistics. There are two basic approaches to configuring flow devices for export:

Step 2: Enable the source device for NTA monitoring (licensing step).

Step 3: View results.

Open NTA dashboards and reports to view gathered data.

See Also

Network Traffic Analysis

NTA System Overview

NTA System Requirements

NTA Quick Start

Choosing NTA Sources

Aggregating Sources

Grouping Traffic

Classifying Traffic by Port Number

Adding Custom Labels for Type of Service (ToS) IDs

Listener Port, Collection, and Retention Settings

Collector Database Maintenance

Reduce and Analyze Traffic with Advanced Filtering