sflow agent-ip


sflow agent-ip <IP-ADDR>

no sflow agent-ip [<IP-ADDR>]


Defines the IP address of the sFlow agent to use in sFlow datagrams. This address must be defined for sFlow to function. HPE recommends that the address:

  • can uniquely identify the switch
  • is reachable by the sFlow collector
  • does not change with time

The no form of this command deletes the IP address of the sFlow agent. This causes sFlow to stop working and no datagrams will be sent to the sFlow collector.

Command context




Specifies an IP address in IPv4 format (x.x.x.x), where x is a decimal number from 0 to 255, or IPv6 format (xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx), where x is a hexadecimal number from 0 to F. The agent address is used to identify the switch in all sFlow datagrams sent to sFlow collectors. It is usually set to an IP address on the switch that is reachable from an sFlow collector.


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


Setting the agent address to

switch(config)# sflow agent-ip

Setting the agent address to 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334:

switch(config)# sflow agent-ip 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334

Removing the address configuration from the switch, which results in sFlow being disabled:

switch(config)# no sflow agent-ip