You can use our guided install process to install the network flow monitoring agent, or install the agent manually. This doc covers prerequisites to start this install process and a step-by-step walk through of your install options.
Before you can start, you'll need to sign up for a New Relic account. If you choose to install the agent manually, you also need:
- A New Relic account ID.
- A New Relic .
Network flow monitoring supports the four primary types of network flow data and their derivatives. When running the agent, you will specify which major type you want to monitor using the
Network flow version
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The agent only supports monitoring one version of network flow at a time. If you want to monitor several versions, each will require a separate agent.
When planning your strategy for collecting network flows at scale, New Relic recommends 1 CPU per 2000 flows-per-second (120,000 flows-per-minute). Deciding whether to horizontally scale multiple agents to distribute load or vertically scale a few larger agents to consolidate management is a matter of personal preference.
For most use cases, we recommended our guided install to set up network flow data monitoring. If your set up is more advanced with custom configurations, then we'd recommend installing manually.
All network flow logs exported from the
ktranslate container use the
KFlow namespace, via the New Relic Event API. Currently, these are the default fields populated from this integration:
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You can set up some additional agents to complement your network flow data: