Installing Hyper-v inmon Switch Extensions

Hyper-v Switch Extensions are software packages created by Microsoft partners to extend the functionality of Hyper-v switch. Developed by InMon, sFlow is the leading, multi-vendor, standard for monitoring high-speed switched and routed networks. Sflow hyper-v Switch extension is monitoring solution that extend hyper-v switch traffic monitoring. The Sflow agent is free product that downloadable from inmon web site . The agent is installed on Hyper-v hosts. sFlowTrend™ is a free, graphical network and server monitoring tool. sFlowTrend makes use of the popular sFlow® standard to generate real-time displays of the top users and applications making use of network bandwidth. SflowTrend is built using Java and require Java VM to run.

Install Inmon Hyper-v switch Extensions:

1. Install Java

2. Download and install Inmon Agent Double Click the hsflowd-win-1.22.2-x64 windows installation package file to install Slfow Switch extension

3. In the welcome to the sflow agent setup Wizard  click Next



4. Accept the Sflow License Agreement and click next


5. Click next to accept the default installation folder location



6. Deselect the Configure using DNS-SD check box option and click Next



7. In the ready to install screen click install button.



8. The progress installation screen will appear and after installation is completed click Finish.

Enable Sflow Hyper-v Switch Extensions:

1. Lunch Hyper-v Manager console

2. From the action panel click the Virtual Network Manager

3. Select the External Switch from list of switches

4. Expand the Extensions node under Switch name

5. From Switch Extensions list , Enable the Sflow traffic monitoring Switch Extensions


6. Click OK, then Click yes to confirm the enable action.

Install SflowTrend Console

1. Download SflowTrend  

2. Double Click the sFlowTrend.jnlp Java(TM) Web Start Launcher which will download Sflow Trend application


3. In Confirm run application click yes to run Sflow trend



4. The Sflowtrend console will open , keep it running and check the console of time to time , to check VMs traffic information


About Hikmat Kanaan

I’m big fan of technology; I have worked almost with every MS windows OS up to Windows 8 and server 2012 including OS deployment, AD and almost every MS OS service included major MS products ISA ,TMS, Exchange, System center ,Sharepoint ,SQL , Storage system, Networking, security, Cisco, HP, and Checkpoint products. Designing and Architecting IT solutions and infrastructure . I do admire automation and working based on best practices toward building highly reliable solution that provide the required services to Business. I also run the Jordan IT professionals user Group
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2 Responses to Installing Hyper-v inmon Switch Extensions

  1. GaryH says:

    I haven’t completed this yet but do you need to run the trend console on the hyper-v host or can you run it remotely from your workstation?

    • The Trend console need to be installed on different workstation of Hyper-v to collect the data , you can also install it on hyper-v but this is against MS licenses agreement

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