Improving visibility in the modern data center

How to use sFlow and other monitoring tools to get 20/20 vision in the network

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In today's modern data centers, data no longer moves hierarchically through a small number of core routers where traffic is easily observed and controlled. Equal cost multi-path fabrics along with the adoption of containers, microservices and other technology bring scalability and flexibility to the data center, but also make monitoring network traffic an increasingly complex task.

In this episode of the Demystifying Webinar series, after an introduction of the tools available to identify network traffic, we'll do an in-depth study of sFlow and its usage in the data center. Peter Phaal, original inventor and co-author of the sFlow standard will join us to discuss how sFlow can be used with Cumulus Linux to help troubleshoot problems in the network. 

Join us to learn:

  • Pros and cons of current approaches to traffic monitoring

  • Overview of industry standard sFlow monitoring technology embedded within network, server, and application infrastructure

  • Technical demos of new tools for network monitoring and automation


Dinesh Dutt

Chief Scientist
Cumulus Networks

Dinesh has been in the networking industry for the past 15 years, including time as a fellow at Cisco Systems. He is co-author of TRILL and VxLAN and has filed for over 40 patents. As the Chief Scientist at Cumulus Networks, Dinesh is driving the innovation of open networking technologies and working with customers to enable the next generation of networking professionals.

Peter Phaal


President and co-founder of inMon, Peter has over ten years experience in the field of network management. Before inMon, Peter worked at HP Laboratories. He is the original inventor of HP's Extended RMON technology. He is author of the book "LAN Traffic Management" which describes the techniques of monitoring and managing traffic on local area networks.