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Hierarchy Level


Specify the engine type number for flow monitoring and accounting services. The engine type attribute refers to the type of the flow switching engine, such as the route processor or a line module. The configured engine type is inserted in output cflowd packets. The Source ID, a 32-bit value to ensure uniqueness for all flows exported from a particular device, is the equivalent of the engine type and the engine ID fields.


You must configure a source address in the output interface statements. The interface-level statement of engine-type is added automatically but you can override this value with manually configured statements to track different flows with a single cflowd collector.


number—Platform-specific accounting interface type.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.