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Configure sFlow export on Fortigate devices

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Created by Joseph Esquitin, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jun 24, 2016

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The following is an example that helps to explain how to configure your FortiGate unit to

send sFlow datagrams to an sFlow collector.

To configure the FortiGate unit to send sFlow datagrams to an sFlow collector


  • All Netflow versions NOTE: Fortigate needs to be running FortiOS 4.0MR3 release or higher


To configure the FortiGate unit to send sFlow datagrams to an sFlow collector follow the steps below


1.)  Enter the following command syntax to set the IP address of your sFlow collector to

config system sflow

set collector-ip



2.)  If required you can also change the UDP port number that the sFlow agent uses. You

should only change this port if required by your network configuration or sFlow

collector. The default sFlow port is 6343. The following command changes the sFlow

agent port to 2055.

config system sflow

set collector-port 2055


3.) Use the following command to enable sFlow for the port1 interface:

config system interface

edit port1

set sflow-sample enable


4.) Repeat this step to add sFlow agents to other FortiGate interfaces.

5.)  You can also change the sampling rate, polling interval, and sample direction for each

sFlow agent:

config system interface

edit port1

set sample-rate <rate_number>

set polling-interval <frequency>

set sample-direction {both | rx | tx}



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