FastNetMon has bundled ability to store all traffic inside special column-oriented database. You could store all traffic inside it and retrieve it using well-known SQL syntax.
You should have working instance of FastNetMon before using this guide. Also, you need to install visual traffic stack because we use Grafana for traffic persistence too.
Download ASN mapping database
It’s mandatory step if you are interested in ASN tagging for your traffic. If your device populates it in Netflow v5/v9 and IPFIX stream you do not need it.
Configure FastNetMon to store traffic into traffic database
sudo fcli set main traffic_db_host 127.0.0.1 sudo fcli set main traffic_db_port 8100 sudo fcli set main traffic_db enable sudo fcli commit
And start traffic_db daemon:
sudo service traffic_db restart
Make example queries
clickhouse-client --host 127.0.0.1
select * from fastnetmon.traffic;
Execute ASN query:
use fastnetmon SELECT dstAsn, count(dstAsn) AS cnt FROM traffic GROUP BY dstAsn ORDER BY cnt DESC LIMIT 10
As output, you could find number of packets per destination ASN for required time slice.
Clickhouse does not have capability to remove old data automatically, you can use our script for this task.
Then you could use our pre-created dashboards: