Configure IPFIX Templates

Learn how to configure IPFIX templates for selecting information elements in flow records.
An IPFIX template specifies the information elements to export as part of the flow data records and options data records.
  1. Select
    Policies
    Stacked Policies
    IPFIX
    Templates
    Create Template
    .
  2. On the
    Add New IPFIX Template
    tab, enter a
    name
    for the IPFIX Template.
  3. (Optional)
    Enter a description and tags.
  4. (Optional)
    Click
    Default Flow Fields
    to view the information elements exported by default in the flow record.
    The default flow fields are as follows:
    • TIME_STAMPS
      —Identifies when a flow has started or ended. It includes the absolute time stamp of the first packet and last packet of this flow in milliseconds. For long lived flows, where delta information is sent, flow end time stamp indicates when the last packet was seen.
    • DST_IPV4_ADDRESS
      —Identifies the destination address for the flow.
    • DST_PORT
      —Identifies the destination port for the flow.
    • SRC_IPV4_ADDRESS
      —Identifies the source address for the flow.
    • SRC_PORT
      —Identifies the source port for the flow.
    • PROTOCOL
      —Identifies the protocol used by the flow. Only IPv4 is currently supported.
  5. (Optional)
    If you want to export additional flow fields in the flow records, select the fields from the
    Flow Fields
    drop-down.
    Use the
    Prefill from a preset configuration
    option to select a preset template to export specific flow fields.
  6. (Optional)
    Select fields from the
    Options
    drop-down to export additional information.
    Selecting Options allows export of additional information to the collector that would not be possible with
    Flow Fields
    alone.
  7. (Optional)
    Enter a value in seconds for
    Template Export Timeout
    .
    The
    Template Export Timeout
    controls how often the device sends flow templates to a collector. This is only applicable when the connection to a collector uses the UDP protocol. The default value is 600 seconds.
  8. (Optional)
    Enter a value in seconds for
    Option Export Timeout
    .
    The
    Option Export Timeout
    indicates how often the device sends the option record information to a collector. With this information, the collector can supplement its interpretation of the flow record information. This is only applicable when the connection to a collector uses the UDP protocol. The default value is 600 seconds.
  9. Click
    Save
    .

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