12.17. Context Menus
A Trisul context is a separate instance of Trisul with its own isolated database, configuration, and processes. To know more about contexts, Refer to Working with Contexts
12.17.1 Admin Tasks
All the administrative functions are being done here right from starting/stopping Hub and Probe nodes to monitoring Netflow and BGP in Trisul.
This Menu is generally used to start/stop Hub and Probe nodes associated with each context. Each context will have separate Hub and Probe nodes. You can directly start and stop the nodes from Web Interface through this menu.
This menu provides a list of available profiles used by multiple probes. Profile assumed to probes cannot be deleted. If multiple probes are setup, Multiple profiles will be created automatically and listed here.
To create a new profile, select Create Profile option.
- You are shown the form with following fileds
|Name for the profile. Name should be alpha numeric and length should not exceed 10 characters
|Describes the function of the profile created
|Clone from Context
|You can choose between multiple context to clone profile
|Clone from Profile
|You can also clone an entire profile from a list of profiles
This menu is nothing but a Probe Health Monitor. It shows the reachability, current traffic, and latency of Trisul Probes in this particulat context.
It shows the count for Total No.of Probes, No.of Unreachable Probes, No.of Probes Up/Down. Also provides the Latest Bandwidth in Gbps for each probe.
This menu shows up the Trisul Data Store Statistics. It provides detailed information on Session Flows, Resources, Alerts, FTS objects.
Trisul Database is generally divided into three segments based on the how many days Trisul has to store data.
- Oper is where the Latest data gets stored.
- Reference is the next level where data is pushed based on the days specified for storage.
- Archive is responsible for storing very old data.
You can view how much volume of data is being stored per day in each slice and you can calculate accordingly as how to much days data can be stored depending on the size of the disk.
To configure the DB storage retention policy refer to Configuring disk storage
You can also view the disk occupied by each counter-group in a SLICE every-day. This is helpful in tuning the system.
This menu gets you through the license policy of Trisul.
Trisul Network Analytics licenses are :
- Need one license per physical node
- Tied to a machine ID
License types are :
- Free 3-Day License : this is the default license that does not expire but only gives you a 3-day window of history
- Production License : depends on the number of active internal endpoints in your Home Network space
- Small Business : 500 simultaneously active Internal IPs
- Medium : 2000 simultaneously active Internal IPs
- Unlimited : As many as your hardware can support
To Install a new License, Refer to the Installing Trisul License for instructions
Schedule Email Reports
You can Schedule Automatic Reports from Trisul like PDF Reports, Alert based Reports etc.
You may dispatch by email any of the supported report types at these intervals.
To know more about how to schedule Reports, Refer to Schedule Reports
BGP Route Reciever
This menu is all about the status of BGP Route Reciever. It shows the BGP Status on all probes.
To start the BGP Receiver you need root privileges on the probe, then type systemctl start trisul-bgp
To know more on Trisul-BGP concept, See Trisul-BGP
Netflow Template DB
Netflow v9, IPFIX, JFlow, Netstream are technologies that use a concept of Template records. These are special records sent by the router which describe the metrics contained in normal data flow records. Viewing these template records are a great way to troubleshoot Netflow.
This Menu provides Netflow/IPFIX template database received by all probes.
You can see the template database on each probe. This is updated every 10 minutes or when a new template is received.
DR DC Status
Trisul supports Diaster Recovery when the Primary Site crashes.
The Primary Site is the Data Centre where Traffic is pushed. With the DR Setup, Trisul also creates a backup of all the traffic in the DR site and once the Primary site is down, the DR site is up.
We can configure the Primary site in such a way that we can check if the DR site is running.
Enter the IP and TCP Port number of the DR Site.
By Configuring the DR Settings,you can view the Traffic Chart and DB Status of the DR Site from the primary site.
Refer Disaster Recovery