NFsen integration with LibreNMS - Getting flows but graphs not painting in device Netflow tab

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Hi there!

I’m configuring Nfsen in LibreNMS, and I got everything working. I have 3 different devices sending netflows, getting the flows and the graphs into NFSEN window.

The problem is that in LibreNMS, inside the device Netflow tab, I can see the flows in the Stats sub tab , but not able to see the graphs, nothing appears:

Do someone know what may it happen? Is that a permissions problem? That’s the only piece missing to get everything working.


Component Version
LibreNMS 1.58.1
DB Schema 2019_08_10_223200_add_enabled_to_users (147)
PHP 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
MySQL 10.1.43-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
RRDTool 1.7.0


Many thanks

I decided to write here instead of opening new topic.
My NFSen instance works well (available through WWW, all graphs, stats are there. Functional 100%).
But in LibreNMS it look like this:

I have ‘Stats’ button, therefore I cannot use nfdump via LibreNMS (cannot look into flows - results are empty). This is how my “NFSen” part looks in the config.php:

$config[‘nfsen_enable’] = 1;
$config[‘nfsen_split_char’] = ‘_’;
$config[‘nfsen_rrds’][] = ‘/opt/nfsen/profiles-stat/live/’;
$config[‘nfsen_base’][] = ‘/opt/nfsen/’;
$config[‘nfsen_suffix’] = ‘_my_domain_here_com’;
$config[‘nfsen_last_max’] = 115200;
$config[‘nfsen_top_max’] = 500;
$config[‘nfsen_top_N’] = array( 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 );
$config[‘nfsen_top_default’] = 20;
$config[‘nfsen_stat_default’] = ‘srcip’;
$config[‘nfsen_order_default’] = ‘packets’;
$config[‘nfsen_last_default’] = 900;
$config[‘nfsen_lasts’] = array(‘300’ => ‘5 minutes’, ‘600’ => ‘10 minutes’, ‘900’ => ‘15 minutes’, ‘1800’ => ‘30 minutes’, ‘3600’ => ‘1 hour’, ‘9600’ => ‘3
hours’, ‘38400’ => ‘12 hours’, ‘76800’ => ‘24 hours’, ‘115200’ => ‘36 hours’, ‘153600’ => ‘48 hours’);

Permissions seems fine, I tried declaring the:

$config[‘nfdump’] = ‘/usr/bin/nfdump’;

But it didn’t help.
Can anyone point me to the right direction?
Just in case:

[email protected]:~$ ./validate.php
Component | Version
--------- | -------
LibreNMS | 1.59-7-g13c6309e8
DB Schema | 2019_12_16_140000_create_customoids_table (152)
PHP | 7.2.26-1+0~20191218.33+debian9~1.gbpb5a34b
MySQL | 10.1.41-MariaDB-0+deb9u1
RRDTool | 1.6.0
[OK] Composer Version: 1.9.1
[OK] Dependencies up-to-date.
[OK] Database connection successful
[OK] Database schema correct

Update. Manual does not inform about having to make a symbolic link also in NFSen directory for profiles-data.


cd /opt/nfsen/profiles-data/live

In my case:

ln -s juniper 100_100_100_100 (it’s it’s IP number).

Cheers :wink:

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Bringing back an old thread… to be clear on the solution above, if the device source in nfsen.conf is firebox, the device in librenms has been added with an ip address of and the output to /var/nfsen/profiles-stat/live/ is firebox.rrd I would create a symlink ln -s firebox.rrd 10_0_1_1.rrd to get librenms to read the graphs?

You are right