We're sorry we don't have documentation to help you get your gear talking to Talaia!
We're always updating our Help Centre; could you please use the messenger button in the lower right corner of this page to let us know which platform you're using? This way we can prioritise the creation of documentation for it!
In the meantime, here's what you need to know:
- Talaia can't give good results if it's being misinformed. By far the most important part is the time. It's basic, but it's crucial. It's critically important for the clock and the timezone to be set correctly on all devices from which you'll be sending us data, and that the clocks on all such devices are in sync with each other. Failure to adhere to this hard requirement can lead to unpredictable results such as incorrect visualisation or no data being displayed.
- We strongly recommend the use of NTP to ensure the clock is set correctly, as well as to prevent clock drift in the future. We use (and recommend) pool.ntp.org as an NTP source.
- It's important to configure all devices to timeout active flows after 1 minute. The default for many platforms is much longer, such as 30 minutes, and such a value causes very spiky bandwidth visualisation. The command you'll likely want to use to enforce this depends on your equipment. If using NetFlow version 9 or IPFIX, also configure the template to be sent every minute.
- Talaia supports multiple data formats. The best insight is achieved with the use of NetFlow version 9 or IPFIX (also known as NetFlow version 10), but we also support NetFlow version 5, sFlow, and J-Flow.
- Export to the IP address and port shown in the Talaia Dashboard for your instance of Talaia.