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How to configure sFlow on FortiGate Firewalls


These instructions assume:

  • Your device is running FortiOS 4.0MR2 or later
  • The date, time, and time zone are correctly set on the firewall.
  • You have SSH credentials and access to your Fortigate firewall
  • You know the IP address of your Auvik collector.


Access your firewall CLI

  1. Telnet or SSH into your firewall.
  2. Ensure you're logged in as a privileged user.

Configure sFlow

  1. Set the sFlow collector address & port. In the following commands, replace <AuvikCollectorIP> with the IP address of your Auvik collector and <AuvikPort> with one of the following port numbers: 2055, 2056, 4432, 4739, 6343, 9995, or 9996 (default is 6343).
    config system sflow

    set collector-ip <AuvikCollectorIP>

    set collector-port <AuvikPort>



  2. Configure the sFlow agent on an interface - usually this will be the LAN interface(s). Replace <InterfaceName> with the name of the interface where you’ll enable flow reporting. Replace <SampleRate> with the sampling rate you’d like to use - default is 2000.
    config sys interface

    Edit <InterfaceName>

    set sflow-sampler enable

    set sample-rate <SampleRate>

    set sample-direction both

    set polling-interval 60




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