Can device interface statistics be queried through the API? I am looking to obtain bandwidth stats on uplink interfaces. (in kbps) SNMP doesn't offer specific bandwidth usage stats in kbps, and doesn't offer a time value (like uptime) to accurately calculate bandwidth.
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If you query the interface data volume every 60s then you can calculate the average bit rate. You don't need to worry about the timing on the device - you just need to time when you make your queries.
>Would netflow give you what you want?
There's a lot of overhead and excess data for which I don't really care about in Netflow. As well, Netflow is enabled for the whole site. Not just an interface; or a specific device. It's enabled "network wide". I don't know what that means. I have a firewall, switches and several wireless access points. Am I receiving an aggregate value of all devices?
That being said, I am trying to use Netflow, now. My system has the ability to collect Netflow data. Though that has its limitations too. At least I have a better insight into traffic utilization.