Appendix C. Recommended sampling rates

Table C.1, “Recommended sampling rates” gives the recommended packet sampling rates for sFlow for different interface speeds and traffic levels.

Table C.1. Recommended sampling rates

  Traffic level
ifSpeed Low Medium High
10Mb/s 64 128 256
100Mb/s 128 256 512
1Gb/s 256 512 1024
10Gb/s 512 1024 2048

Low, medium and high traffic levels are usually found in the following situations:

administrative office environment.
typical mixed use environment with file servers and web browsing.
computing clusters, large ISP backbone/hosting.