All of the Endpoints you have set up in your account are visible in this overall Network view. All of your Network structure can be further managed here by either adding, removing or amending connections.
You can click on individual endpoints and granularly amend the connections they belong to. You can both add and remove those.
New connections would be displayed with a dashed blue line and removed ones would be shown in the red dotted line to show you a new state of your network which would be actual after applying changes.
For easier navigation you can search or switch between the 'Show all' and 'Show selected' options, to display only the endpoints with which the connections are already established.
To keep you always informed on the scope of changes we have a secondary confirmation step that outlines both newly added and deleted connections.
Deleting any connections always require a secondary step of confirmation.
It is possible to establish connections with any kinds of endpoints, including Virtual ones.
The difference with connections containing a Virtual endpoint is that they provide a configuration, that's shown as a 'cog' icon placed on the virtual endpoint in the Network Graph.
The generated config would include configs for all of the connections that a selected virtual endpoint has.
No virtual to virtual endpoint connections
Due to their simplistic, placeholder-like nature, you cannot establish a connection between virtual endpoints. The tickboxes will be disabled.
Network graph is fully adjustable and responsive to basic mouse actions.
To control the zoom level of Network Graph, you can use these actions:
- Touchpad pinch
- Double-finger touchpad movements
- Mouse wheel scroll
- Zoom In/Out buttons visible in the Graph
Network Graph isn't the only place where you can see and manage your Connections - there's also a Table section, outlining all of the existing connections of the network you're currently looking into.
It looks very similar to the Endpoints table and contains key information about Connection such as the connected endpoints, their IDs, and the connection ID itself. It also contains information about the Status and the last update of the Connection.
The connection status representation is now extended to display all of the available information about a connection group at a glance. You just have to click on a connection status icon.
This comes hand in hand with our brand new Analytics - we are able to show the latency, packet loss, last handshake information and detect any arising issues based on these metrics. For any further information, you can navigate to the Connection Analytics directly from this side panel.
There are four possible statuses that the Connection could have:
- Pending - this is the initial state which means that the connection is configured, however, we haven't received a handshake, nor any other signal that would indicate either a success or an error. Represented in a grey icon.
- Connected - that's self-explanatory, which means that the connection group functions well, all of its routes' packet loss is below 1% and latency is below 500ms. Represented in a green icon.
- Warning - indicates performance issues that can either be related to packet loss, latency issues or an old handshake in any of the connection group routes. Represented in an orange icon.
- Error - indicates serious errors either on the configuration level, or the agent side. Basically, this indicates that the connection isn't functional. Represented in a red icon.
For more information, always hover above the status and check the contents of a tooltip, or for even more details - navigate to the Analytics section.
Connection statuses are also reflected in the network graph for every connection that has degraded or no connectivity.
NB: Connections containing Virtual endpoints will show unclickable 'N/A' as a Status, as we have no way to properly report on these.
As mentioned in the Endpoints section - every endpoint brings its Services and their setup to a Connection. However, this can also be managed on every specific Connection level in the very similar expandable bar as in Endpoints.
Endpoint services are disabled by default (unless specified otherwise in the Agent), so it's always a good idea to re-check specific Connections setup and enable services as needed.
In case of overlap or any connection errors, you will be presented with an error icon by the services facing those issues. After mitigating them (e.g. fixing a connection overlap) you can untick the service and tick again, so the re-configuration could happen.
Comparably to the view in Graph and Table sections - you can see your network structure mapped out in the Map section.
This is a purely informative section for you to see your entire network geospatially.
Can't find some of the endpoints here?
That is the expected behavior for now - if we do not derive a location from the endpoint IP we tend not to guess and do not include that particular endpoint in a Map at all.
Network can not only be visualized in the Network Graph, or seen as a list of connections in the Connections table. You are also able to see in the laid out in the code, as a .yaml structured file. You can download this .yaml file outlining the current state of the given network.
Simply click the 'Download .yaml' button above the Network Graph to retrieve a file.
You can further use this file for Network configurations. More information about it can be found in YAML Configurations section
SDN management is now possible via the UI, where you can enable or disable it for any network connection, easily with a single click. It can be done in the moment of a connection creation, as well as anytime later.
Updated about 1 year ago