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Palo Alto devices - How to configure Netflow Server Profile and assign to interface

Created by Joseph Esquitin, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jun 23, 2016

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The following steps will guide you through creating a Netflow profile and assigning the profile to desired interfaces to collect and export Netflow data.


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The following steps describe how to configure the Netflow Server Profile:

  1. Go to Device > Server Profiles > Netflow.
  2. Click Add to bring up the Netflow Server Profile.
  3. Add a Name for the Netflow settings.
  4. Click Add and fill the Name (name to identify the server) and Server (host name or IP address of the server) field.
  5. The port is automatically populated as 2055, but can be edited if needed, as shown below:


The profile can be assigned to an existing Palo Alto Networks firewall interface, so that all traffic flowing over that interface is exported to the specified server above.


To assign the profile created above to the interface, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Network > Interfaces, go to either Ethernet, VLAN, Loopback or Tunnel tab.
  2. Select any interface and assign the above created Netflow Server Profile ( Netflow_Profile1) in the Netflow Profile field:


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