Configuring the eG NetFlow Collector to Receive NetFlow Records

By default, the collector listens for NetFlow records on UDP port 9996. Make sure you open that port on the firewall, so that the managed NetFlow device is able to communicate with the collector via that port. If the default port is already in use in your environment, then you can change the listening port of the collector. For this, do the following:

  1. Login to the system hosting the eG NetFlow Collector.
  2. Edit the file in the <EG_INSTALL_DIR>\Netflow\config directory.
  3. Look for the net.bind.port entry in that file. This will be set to 9996 by default. Change the port number against that entry and save the file.
  4. Finally, start the collector service. For that open the Services window, right-click on the eGNetFlowAgent service therein, and select the Start option from the shortcut menu that appears.