Chapter 16. Reference

Table of Contents

16.1. Menu reference
16.2. Database fields reference
16.2.1. Flows table fields
16.2.2. Counters table fields
16.2.3. Host counters table fields
16.2.4. Services table fields
16.2.5. Service counters table fields
16.2.6. Time fields
16.3. Filter functions reference
16.4. Database functions
16.4.1. Labels in database functions
16.4.2. Key functions countryCode countryName hostname ifAlias ifAliasOrVMName ifName ifOrVMName locate locateSwitch mac vendor getParent resolve subnet uuid vmName
16.4.3. Value functions count max min percent rate scale sum
16.4.4. Time functions format timestamp
16.5. Classes and objects defined within scripted reports
16.5.1. Objects defined report reportVars
16.5.2. Classes defined Chart Query Report Table

16.1. Menu reference

This section contains a reference for each of the menu selections in sFlowTrend-Pro.

FileStart playback

sFlowTrend-Pro has the ability to read saved sFlow data from a file, as well as live from an sFlow switch. Start playback allows you to select the file and start playback. The main purpose for this feature is to allow demonstrations of the capability of sFlow. The file used for playback should contain sFlow datagrams in PCAP format (eg captured by wireshark or tcpdump). When the file is played back, the sFlow samples will be consumed by sFlowTrend-Pro in real time, not at the time the file was saved.

If you are running sFlowTrend-Pro remote client, sFlow data is sent to the remote server that you are connected to.

sFlowTrend-Pro can playback data from one file at a time, so this menu selection is only available if a playback has already been started. Use Stop playback to stop the current playback, before starting a playback from a different file.

FileStop playback
Stop playback allows you to stop the currently running playback. This menu selection is not available if sFlowTrend-Pro is not currently playing back data from a file.
FileImport report
Brings up a file chooser dialog which allows you to select a previously saved report definition and import it into sFlowTrend-Pro The report definition will be imported into the Imported reports folder in the Reports tab.
FileExport selected report
This menu item will be active whenever a report is selected in the Reports tab. Export selected report brings up a dialog which allows you to select a directory and file in which to save the currently selected report. The exported report definition can then be transferred to another sFlowTrend-Pro installation or shared with other users.

Disconnects the sFlowTrend-Pro client from the server, and closes the client.

On an Apple Mac, select Quit sFlowTrend-Pro from the application menu, to terminate sFlowTrend-Pro

ToolsConfigure agents
Brings up the Configure agents dialog, to allow switches to be added and removed from sFlowTrend-Pro, SNMP settings changed, etc. See Section 13.2, “Configuring agents in sFlowTrend-Pro .
ToolsConfigure subnets
Brings up the Configure subnets dialog, to allow end host IP addresses to be grouped together in subnets using CIDRs. Grouping IP addresses into subnets allows you to view traffic between groups of addresses easily. Section 13.3, “Configuring subnets in sFlowTrend-Pro .
ToolsConfigure events
Brings up the Configure action on events dialog, to allow action on events to be configured, example sending email notification of events. Section 13.4, “Configuring action on events in sFlowTrend-Pro .
ToolsChange password
If you have logged in to sFlowTrend-Pro this menu item allows you to change your password.
ToolsManage Users
Brings up the Manage users dialog which allows you to configure user authentication to control who can access sFlowTrend-Pro. Section 13.6, “Configuring user authentication .
Brings up the Options dialog, to allow sFlowTrend-Pro options to be changed. See Section 13.5, “Options”. On an Apple Mac the customisation dialog is accessed by selecting Preferences from the application menu.
ToolsLookup host
Brings up the Lookup host dialog, which allows you to look up address, network location, and geographical location for end hosts. See Section 13.5, “Options”.
Allows you to navigate back through the history of previously viewed tabs in a similar way to the back button in a web browser. See Section 1.4, “Navigating around sFlowTrend-Pro using the history navigator”
Allows you to navigate forward through the history of recently viewed tabs in a similar way to the forward button in a web browser. See Section 1.4, “Navigating around sFlowTrend-Pro using the history navigator”
NavigateAdd bookmark
Allows you to save a bookmark for the currently viewed tab and its settings, so that you can return to the same tab with these settings later. See also Section 1.4.1, “Bookmarking a tab and its settings”
NavigateShow all bookmarks
Brings up a dialog which shows the currently saved bookmarks and allows you to view the settings saved in each bookmark, rename and rearrange bookmarks, and select a bookmarked tab and its settings that you now want to view. See also Section 1.4.2, “Organising bookmarks”
NavigateGo to bookmark
Displays the currently saved bookmarks in a hierarchical menu. Select a bookmark from the menu to go to the bookmarked tab configured with the settings saved in the bookmark. See also Section 1.4.3, “Going to a previously bookmarked tab”
Shows the contents of the on-line help in a new window.
Help Help on current view
Shows help for the current tab being viewed in sFlowTrend-Pro.
Help Point and click help
Changes the mouse cursor to a help pointer , and then allows you to click anywhere within the sFlowTrend-Pro window. Instead of the mouse click having its usual effect, context sensitive help will be displayed for the part of the window that was clicked.
HelpAbout sFlowTrend-Pro
Shows information about sFlowTrend-Pro, including the version number. On an Apple Mac, About is located in the application menu.
HelpHelp on the web
Opens a web browser and views the sFlowTrend-Pro on-line help from the web.
HelpsFlowTrend-Pro home page
Opens a web browser and views the sFlowTrend-Pro home page.