[Oisf-users] Monitoring 100Gb network

Cooper F. Nelson cnelson at ucsd.edu
Tue May 30 19:11:10 UTC 2017

Really depends on the traffic profile.

If you have primarily 'elephant' flows (i.e. 'big and fat' 100-1000+
mbit flows), then you can probably get away with a fairly modest server
and leverage suricata's flow pruning feature.

If it's more like typical ISP traffic (lots o' little flows), you will
need more cores.

Peter Manev and Michal Purzynski have a performance tuning guide for
20gb+ deployments you may find interesting:

> https://github.com/pevma/SEPTun


On 5/30/2017 8:27 AM, Charles Devoe wrote:
> We are currently looking to monitor a 100Gb network.  Does anyone
> have any recommendations for the server needed to do this?
> We are looking at a server with
> Intel Xeon E5-2697v4 2.3Ghz, 18C/36T 128 GB Memory Mellanox 100 Gbe
> dual port card 2 –ea 300 GB hard configured as RAID 1
> Has anyone out there monitored a connection of this size?
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Cooper Nelson
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University of California San Diego
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