1.3. How to get started

Trisul is incredibly easy to get started on. There is no sign ups or credit cards – its as easy as ‘apt-get install’ or ‘yum install’.

The following links will get you up and viewing dashboards.

  1. prepare a bare metal or VM and install Ubuntu or CentOS [ supported platforms ]
  2. install Trisul using normal Ubuntu or CentOS methods (apt-get or yum) [ quick install ]
  3. arrange for packets or Netflow to reach the Trisul Probe [ How to feed packets to Trisul , how to send Netflow/SFlow/IPFIX/etc]
  4. login and start viewing [ running trisul, opening firewall ] | [your first login ]

1.3.1 Single probe

The easiest way to start is to use our meta packages “Trisul Full (CentOS) or trisul-full (Ubuntu)”. This will install all components on a single box with secure internal communications. This is the best way to get started. Later you can create your own data collection topology by distributing trisul-probes. More details about distributed Trisul Domain

1.3.2 The default Free license

The default install of Trisul automatically includes a ‘Free License’. This lets you run Trisul for free but restricts the database to the most recent 3 days. This is a great way to get started. The same APIs for extending Trisul are available for the Free License as well. More details about the Free License

1.3.3 Easy licensing

At any time of running on the free license, you can upgrade to a paid license depending on the size of your internal network. The licensing information is available on the Pricing page. Its all completely transparent and no hidden terms or other tricks.