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General Setup Tasks
- Invite Users: Enable colleagues in your team or organization to become Kentik users.
- Define Network Boundaries: Use source and destination information for IPs and ASes to determine the direction of network traffic with respect to your network.
- Performance Monitoring Setup: Start synthetic testing (see also the Synthetics tab).
Device Initial Setup
- Starting Device Setup: Create a device in Kentik to receive flow data from a router.
- Device General Information: Complete general settings for a device in Kentik.
- Device Flow Setup: Complete flow data settings for a device in Kentik.
- Device SNMP Setup: Complete SNMP settings for a device in Kentik.
- Device BGP Setup: Complete BGP settings for a device in Kentik.
Note: To add devices or change device settings outside of the initial setup workflow, see Devices on the Sources tab.
Fix Device Issues
- Using Device Status: Identify issues with the settings or configuration of a device.
Cloud Initial Setup
- Starting Cloud Setup: Set up a cloud export in Kentik to receive flow logs from a public cloud resource.
- AWS Cloud Export Settings: Manual setup of a Kentik cloud export for an AWS resource.
- AWS Automated Setup: Use Terraform to set up a cloud export for an AWS resource.
- Azure Cloud Setup: Coming soon.
- GCP Cloud Setup: Overview of the workflow for onboarding a GCP cloud in Kentik.
- IBM Cloud Setup: Overview of the workflow for onboarding an IBM Cloud resource.
Note: To add cloud exports or change cloud export settings outside of the initial setup workflow, see also Clouds on the Sources tab.
Help and Support
- Portal Help and Support: Get contextual help or submit a support or feature request.
- kproxy Setup: Route flow and SNMP to kproxy.
- kproxy Docker Install: Install kproxy via Docker.
- kproxy Package Install: Install kproxy as a Debian/Ubuntu or RPM (CentOS/RHEL) package.
- Install kproxy by running a service definition with systemd.:
- Using Syslog Data: The setup workflow for using syslog data in Kentik.
- Add kproxy Agent: Deploy kproxy from the portal's kproxy Agents page.
- kprobe Download and Install: Install the kprobe executable on a host.
- Kubernetes Agents Deployment: Install Kentik agents to monitor Kubernetes using eBPF.
- See App Agent on the Synthetics tab.
- Customize Device List: Specify the columns of the table on the Devices page.
- Add a Device: Register a network device (e.g. router or switch) in Kentik.
- Edit a Device: Edit the settings of an already registered device.
- Remove a Device: Stop collecting traffic data from a device.
- Enable BGP: Enable Kentik to get BGP data fro traffic on a device.
- Enabling SNMP Polling: Enable Kentik to poll a device for SNMP data.
- Using SNMP V3: Set a Kentik-polled device to use SNMP v3.
- Verifying SNMP Polling: Check that Kentik is able to poll a device for SNMP data.
Cloud General Settings
- AWS Logging Setup Overview: A summary of bringing flow logs from AWS into Kentik.
- Bucket Creation: Establish a container in which to collect flow logs for access by Kentik.
- Configure Log Publishing: Configure a VPC to publish logs to a bucket.
- Check Log Creation: Confirm that the VPC is publishing logs to the bucket.
- Check Log Contents: Access flow logs manually to examine the contents.
- Create Policy for Role: Create a policy in the AWS console.
- Attach Policy to Role: Create a new role to attach the policy to.
- Configure the AWS Role: Set permissions that allow Kentik’s AWS services to access your AWS resources.
- Create a Primary Policy: Create a policy that enables access to a primary account.
- Create a Primary Role: Assign a policy to a role in a primary account.
- Create Secondary Policies: Create policies that enable access to secondary accounts.
- Create Secondary Roles: Assign policies to roles in secondary accounts.
- Configure a Cloud Export: Create a cloud export in Kentik to bring in flow logs from an AWS bucket.
- Create Path Health Test: In Kentik's Cloud Performance Monitor, test the health of a path between a VPC and a customer gateway.
- Azure Logging Setup Overview: A summary of bringing flow logs from Azure into Kentik.
- Check Azure Role: Confirm that your role lets you grant needed permissions to Kentik.
- Find Azure Subscription ID: Find the ID for the directory from which to export flow logs.
- Find Resource Group and Location: Find the Resource Group and Location of assets.
- Authorize Access to Azure: Permit NSG Flow Exporter to access your logged assets.
- Specify Azure Resources: Tell Kentik where to find the logged resources.
- Generate PowerShell Script: Get a PowerShell script that sets Azure to export flow logs.
- Configure Using PowerShell: Run the PowerShell script in Azure.
- Specify Export Settings: Specify general settings for an Azure cloud export.
- Validate Azure Setup: Validate a flow log export configuration.
- GCP Process Overview: A summary of bringing flow logs from GCP into Kentik.
- Enable VPC Flow Logs: Enable flow logs on an existing subnet.
- Create a New Topic: Configure a sink for the export of logs to a Pub/Sub topic.
- Create a Pull Subscription: Configure a subscription enabling access to published logs.
- Set Permissions: Allow Kentik to access a log subscription.
- Grant Metadata Access: Enable Kentik to include a cloud export on the Kentik Map.
- Create a Kentik Cloud Export: Bring log data from a GCP subscription into Kentik.
- IBM Logging Setup Overview: A summary of bringing flow logs from IBM Cloud into Kentik.
- Create a COS Service Instance: Create a service instance to use for a logs bucket.
- Create a Bucket: Create a bucket in which to collect logs.
- Authorize Flow Log Creation: Create a service authorization for the creation of flow logs.
- Create Flow Log Collector: Configure a collector resource to write flow logs to a bucket.
- IBM VPC API Key: Get a VPC API key.
- IBM COS Service Credential: Get IBM Cloud Object Storage service credentials.
- IBM COS Service Endpoint: Get a Service Endpoint allowing access to a flow log bucket.
- Create a Kentik Cloud Export: In Kentik's Public Clouds page, create a new cloud export.
- Gather Kentik Information: Gather information needed to deploy a Blueflow agent.
- Create an IBM Cloud VM: Create a virtual server in the same region as a flow log bucket.
- Configure the VM for Blueflow: Set the environment variables needed to run the Blueflow agent.
- Deploying Blueflow on IKS: Run Blueflow as a deployment on an IKS cluster.
- Adding a View Category: Use Library categories to group dashboards and saved views.
- Add a Dashboard: Add a new dashboard.
- Edit a Dashboard: Edit the settings of an existing dashboard.
- Adding Dashboard Panels: Add a new panel to a dashboard.
- Add Panel From Explorer: Add a Data Explorer view to a dashboard.
- Editing Dashboard Panels: Modify an existing panel on a dashboard.
- Adding Dashboard Navigation: Enable navigation from a panel to another dashboard.
My Kentik Portal
- MKP User Activation: Add a user to an MKP tenant.
- Configure Tenant Portal: Define the portal experience for your MKP tenants.
- Add a Tenant: Add a new tenant to your MKP.
- Edit a Tenant: Modify the properties of an existing tenant.
- Add a Package: Create a set of views and policies to assign to tenants.
- Edit a Package: Modify the settings of an existing package.
- Tenant Notifications Access: Access alert notification settings in an MKP tenant portal.
- Using the Filters Control: Tailor the results shown in tables and graphs.
- Add Data Sources: Choose data sources for a query using the Data Sources Dialog.
- Choosing Query Dimensions: Choose group-by dimensions for a query.
- Using Multiple Dimensions: Use multiple group-by dimensions in a query.
- Setting a Filter-based Dimension: Set a filter-based dimension for a query.
- Using Matrix View: Use Data Explorer's Matrix view type.
- Using Capacity Planning: Create a capacity plan and its interface groups.
- Manage Insights Settings: Configure settings for your organization's insights.
Raw Flow Explorer
- Define a Raw Flow Query: Coming soon.
- Using Traffic Engineering: See how BGP routing changes impact interface utilization.
- Adding a Policy: Create an alert policy using the Add Policy page.
- Add a Query-based Policy: Build a time-limited alert policy in Data Explorer.
- Clone a Policy: Create an alert policy by duplicating an existing policy.
- Edit a Policy: Modify an existing alert policy.
- Disable or Enable a Policy: Disable a policy or enable a previously disabled policy.
- Remove a Policy: Remove an alert policy from your organization's collection of policies.
- Policy Templates Access: Access the Policy Templates page.
- Clone a Policy Template: Create an editable policy from a Kentik-provided template.
- Start a Manual Mitigation: Apply mitigation that's not triggered by an alert policy.
- Stop a Manual Mitigation: Halt a currently active manual mitigation.
- RTBH Mitigation Workflow: Create, configure, and deploy an RTBH Mitigation.
- Configuring Flowspec Mitigation: Create, configure, and deploy a Flowspec Mitigation.
- Third-party Mitigation Workflow: Set up Kentik-supported 3rd-party mitigations.
- Cloudflare MT Setup: Configure a mitigation using Cloudflare Magic Transit.
- Enabling CDN Attribution: See cost and performance for CDN traffic.
OTT Service Tracking
- Configure OTT Thresholds: Coming soon.
Kentik Market Intelligence
- Configure KMI: Coming soon.
Synthetics App Agent
- App Agent Setup Stages: Overview of App Agent setup.
- App Agent Package Install: Install ksynth using a Debian-based or RPM-based package.
- App Agent Docker Install: Install ksynth using Docker.
- Activate App Agent: Activate an installed instance ksynth.
- Register App Agent: Register a ksynth instance that was installed without a company ID.
Note: The App Agent replaces the Network Agent, which has been deprecated as of December 2022.
- Add a Test: Create a new Synthetics test in the Test Control Center.
- Edit a Test: Modify an existing test in the Test Control Center.
- Copy a Test: Duplicate an existing test and modify it into a new test.
- Remove a Test: Delete a test from your organization's collection of tests.
- Create a Transaction Script: Create a Transaction test from a Puppeteer script.
- Validate a Transaction Script: Check a Transaction test script against requirements.
- View Transaction Results: See results from a Transaction test.
Kentik NMS Setup
- Using Query Assistant: Query NMS metrics using natural language.
- Using Interface Classification: Classify the types of interfaces through which traffic enters and leaves your network.
- Add a Label: Add a new label to your organization’s collection of labels.
- Edit a Label: Modify the settings for an existing label.
- Remove a Label: Remove a label from your organization's collection of labels.
- Label a Device: Apply a label to a data source.
- Remove Label from Device: Remove a label from a data source.
- Custom Dimension Dialogs: Add or edit dimensions and populators.
- Add a Custom Dimension: Add a new custom dimension.
- Edit a Custom Dimension: Edit an existing custom dimension.
- Add a Populator: Add a populator to a manually created custom dimension.
- Edit a Populator: Edit a populator of a manually created custom dimension.
- Regenerate Populators: Update populators based on AWS or Azure tags.
- Add a Custom DNS Server: Specify the IP of one or more alternate DNS servers.
- Edit a Custom DNS Server: Modify settings for an existing custom DNS.
- Remove a Custom DNS Server: Remove a custom DNS from your organization.
- Verify a Custom DNS Server: Confirm that an IP address works for reverse DNS lookup.
Access & Security
- Add a User: Register a colleague as a user within your organization.
- Edit a User: Modify the properties of an existing user.
- Remove a User: Remove a user from your organization's collection of Kentik users.
- Assign Roles to a User: Assign RBAC roles to one or more users.
- Remove Roles from a User: Remove an RBAC role from a user.
- Add a Role: Create a custom RBAC role in your organization.
- View a Role: See an existing role's permissions and assigned users.
- Remove a Role: Remove a custom role from your organization’s list of roles.
- Manage Role Permissions: Assign and remove permissions for a custom role.
- Assign a Custom Role: Assign an existing custom role to a user.
- Assign a Kentik-Managed Role: Assign a Kentik-managed role to a user.
- Remove Roles from Users: Remove an RBAC role from a user.
- Migrating to SSO: Transition from plain authentication to single sign-on.
- Add or Edit Notification: Create or modify a notification channel.
- Enable or Disable Notification: Disable an enabled notification channel, or vice versa.
- Microsoft Teams Settings: Create a Microsoft Teams notification channel in Kentik.
- OpsGenie Notification Settings: Create an OpsGenie notification channel in Kentik.
- PagerDuty Notification Settings: Create a PagerDuty notification channel in Kentik.
- ServiceNow Notification Settings: Create a ServiceNow notification channel in Kentik.
- Slack Notification Troubleshooting: Check why you're not getting notifications via Slack.
- Splunk Notification Settings: Create a Splunk notification channel in Kentik.
- VictorOps Notification Settings: Create a VictorOps notification channel in Kentik.
- xMatters Notification Settings: Create an xMatters notification channel in Kentik.
- Add a Pattern: Coming soon.
- Edit a Pattern: Coming soon.
- Map Site to Facility: Map a Kentik-monitored site to a PeeringDB facility.
- Map Interface to Exchange: Map a Kentik-monitored interface to a PeeringDB exchange.
- Remove a Site Mapping: Remove a mapping from a site to a PeeringDB facility.
- Remove an Interface Mapping: Remove a mapping from an interface to an exchange.
- Remove All Mappings: Delete all custom mappings in the mapping table.