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How to set up a Net-Tracer

Requirements

In order to compute valid end-to-end performance data (network latency and packet loss), the target you configure in a Net-Tracer should comply with the following requirements. These requirements are specific to each Tracer method used:

Method Ingress flows Egress flows
ICMP allow ICMP Echo Request allow ICMP Echo Reply
UDP not listen to 33.435 - 33.535 UDP ports range allow ICMP Destination Unreachable (port unreachable)
TCP not listen to 33.435 - 33.535 TCP ports range allow ICMP Destination Unreachable (port unreachable)

Furthermore, all intermediate nodes (e.g. : potential firewalls) must allow these UDP/TCP segments or ICMP messages from the chosen Kadiska Station(s) to the target according to the Tracer method used.

Step 1: Net-Tracer creation

First, login to the Kadiska platform and click on the “Configuration” icon: Screenshot

Click on the Net-Tracers menu: Screenshot

In this Net-Tracers menu, you can see all existing Net-Tracers. Click on "Create" to create a new Net-Tracer: Screenshot

You can configure:

  • the targeted hostname (must be a domain name or an IP address)
  • IPv4 or IPv6 target
  • the interval (in minutes) between consecutive tests (5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes)

Please note that a Net-Tracer can only contain one target. Once the configuration is done, click on the "Create" button to finalize the Net-Tracer creation process. The Net-Tracer is now created but is not yet associated to any Station.

Step 2: Net-Tracer activation

In order to associate the Net-Tracer with one or multiple Stations, go to the "Net-Tracers" configuration menu and click on the Net-Tracer to associate (1). Select the Station(s) you want to activate the Net-Tracer on (2). Finally, go to the bottom of the Stations list and click on "Apply".

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That's it, your Net-Tracer is now active on the selected Station(s).


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