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flow-rpt2rrd — Convert flow-report CSV output to RRDtool format.

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flow-rpt2rrd — Convert flow-report CSV output to RRDtool format.


flow-rpt2rrd [-nv] [-d debug_level] [-k keys] [-K keys_file] [-f fields] [-p rrd_path] [-P rrd_postfix] [-r rrd_storage]


The flow-rpt2rrd utility processes the CSV output of flow-report into RRDtool format. The aggregates for a key are each stored as a DS in RRD filename {rrd_path,"/",key,rrd_postfix,".rrd"}. By default a DS is created for flows, octets, and packets. The key must be specified, for example an ip-port report could use smtp,nntp,ssh,telnet as the keys which would create a separate RRD for each key.


-d debug_level
Set debug level to debug_level (debugging code)
-k keys|html
Comma separated list of key values. If the report has symbols then the key must be the symbol, ie smtp not 25. The totals_* lines may be used if they are enabled in the report. There is no default, keys must be specified with -k or -K.
-K keys_file
Load keys from keys_file. See -k.
Comma separated list of columns to store. Each column maps to a DS in the RRD. Defaults to flows,octets,packets
Enable symbol table lookups. For example TCP port 25 = smtp. This will result in RRD file names with the symbolic names if symbol lookups were not enabled in the report.
-p rrd_path
Set path to RRD files. Defaults to ".".
-P rrd_postfix
Set RRD file name postfix. Defaults to "".
-r rrd_storage
Set RRD storage for 5 minute, 30 minute, 2 hour, and 1 day databases. List items are : seperated. Defaults to 600:600:600:732.
Enable verbose output.


The following example shows the combined use of flow-nfilter (inline), 
flow-report, and flow-rpt2rrd to create an RRD depicting traffic 
from clmbo-r4 to AS 10796 and 6478 for 2004-11-08.  rrdtool graph is
then used to create a .png.
cat << EOF>report.cfg
include-filter nfilter.cfg
stat-report CLMBO-R4-TO-INTERNET-BY-DESTINATION-AS type destination-as filter CLMBO-R4-INTERNET-OUT scale 100 output options +header,+xheader fields -duration
stat-definition 5min-summaries report CLMBO-R4-TO-INTERNET-BY-DESTINATION-AS EOF
cat << EOF>nfilter.cfg # ifMIB.ifMIBObjects.ifXTable.ifXEntry.ifName.46 = so-0/0/0.0 filter-primitive CLMBO-R4-INTERNET type ifindex permit 46
# Match on traffic to the Internet filter-definition CLMBO-R4-INTERNET-OUT match output-interface CLMBO-R4-INTERNET EOF
mkdir rrds
# 5 minute flow files from flow-capture are here FLOW_DATA=/flows/clmbo-r4/2004-11-08/
# for each 5 minute flow,aggregate with flow-report then store to RRD for name in $FLOW_DATA/*; do echo working...$name flow-report -s report.cfg -S5min-summaries < $name | flow-rpt2rrd -k10796,6478 -p rrds done
# first flow - 0:1:23 11/8/2004 START=1099890083 # last flow - 0:1:25 11/9/2004 END=1099976485
rrdtool graph CLMBO-R4-TO-INTERNET.png --start $START --end $END --vertical-label "Bits/Second" --title="CLMBO-R4 TO INTERNET BY AS" DEF:AS10796in=rrds/10796.rrd:octets:AVERAGE DEF:AS6478in=rrds/6478.rrd:octets:AVERAGE CDEF:b_AS10796in=AS10796in,8,* CDEF:b_AS6478in=AS6478in,8,* LINE1:b_AS10796in#FF0000:AS10796-in LINE1:b_AS6478in#555555:AS6478-in .fi


Hard coded to expect 5 minute flow file intervals. Does not properly parse flow-report time-series output.


Mark Fullmer


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