Interface statistics IP-Fix collection performance

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Does collecting Interface stats and or IP flows from switches effect switch performance? I am using Netsight to collect data on my uplinks. I am just wondering if I am hurting switch performance.
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As I believe I answered in one of your prior posts, there is a fixed CPU overhead when you enable IP-FIX.  Because IP-FIX is performed by the switching ASIC the actual generation of flows is done in hardware but the processing of the flows to the collector is a process in XOS.  The XOS process can generate some CPU overhead but that overhead will not effect overall switch packet processing unless there is a lot of slow-path traffic.