Do I have to use sflow with ganglia? What does sflow get me?


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I don't have sflow on my servers, do I have to enable sflow for my switches?

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In a word, no. You do not have to use sflow in the monitoring of Cumulus Linux. Setting up monitoring in Cumulus Linux can be found in this KB article:

https://support.cumulusnetworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/202539668-Using-Ganglia-on-Cumulus-Linux

As for, what does sflow get you, It gives you more monitoring options and a deeper look into your system. Setting this up on Cumulus Linux is described in this article:

https://support.cumulusnetworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/201787866-Configuring-and-Using-sFlow-Visualiz...

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