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From Chiradeep Vittal <>
Subject Re: Network Bandwidth Usage for Basic Networking
Date Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:56:25 GMT
You could use pmacct [] to collect netflow data from
your routers/switches and achieve similar functionality. However
CloudStack wouldn't know how to talk to pmacct to fetch the usage data.
Feel free to suggest a pmacct integration on the dev list / JIRA

On 1/18/13 3:48 AM, "Kishan Kavala" <> wrote:

>CloudStack is integrated with Traffic Sentinel to meter bandwidth for
>Basic (Shared) network.  This integration can be configured as per you
>need using below parameters:
>traffic.sentinel.include.zones (default External)
>All the traffic to/from zones defined in traffic.sentinel.include.zones
>parameter are metered.  Any traffic to/from zones defined in
>traffic.sentinel.exclude.zones won't be metered. Note that these zones
>are Traffic Sentinel zones and not CS zones.
>By default all traffic to/from External zone is metered and VM-VM traffic
>won't be metered.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Pierre-Yves Ritschard []
>> Sent: Tuesday, 15 January 2013 6:14 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Network Bandwidth Usage for Basic Networking
>> Hi,
>> As far as I can tell, network bandwidth usage is computed by reporting
>> tx/rx counters of the VM interfaces bearing public IPs on hypervisors.
>> If this is the case I suppose VM-to-VM bandwidth is also metered then ?
>> Which would mean that billing would take into account intra-zone
>>traffic, is
>> this correct ?
>> If so, is there a way to prevent intra-zone traffic from being metered,
>> question, is it possible to prevent an arbitrary CIDR from being
>>metered as
>> well ?
>> Cheers,
>>   - pyr

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