General

Introduction

Installation is done in two parts: Netsil AOC and the Netsil Collectors.

The collectors are installed on your application instances (VMs or containerized environments) and mirror the service interactions & metrics back to Netsil AOC for real-time analysis.

You may install the collectors in a variety of environments, independent of the AOC environment. For instance, you may run the AOC as a standalone docker container, but install the collectors in Kubernetes.

AOC Cluster NETSIL AOC Cluster Deployment

Installation

Get the Netsil AOC distributables from our download page.

Follow the instructions in the collectors section to install the collectors package on your cloud application instances.

Prerequisites

Resource Requirements

You will need to provide a machine with sufficient resources to run Netsil AOC:

Recommended
vCPUs 8 (or more)
Memory 32 GiB (or more)
Disk 1 TB (or more)

Ports and Firewall Rules

Inbound

Please open the inbound ports listed below. The "Your Private Subnet" source refers to the subnet where you are installing the collectors.

Port Protocol Source Description Default requirement (yes/no)
443 TCP Public HTTPS web interface, Collector download/upgrade yes
80 TCP Public HTTP web interface no
2000 TCP Public Collectors control channel yes
2001 TCP Public Metrics and events channel yes
2003 TCP Your Private Subnet RPCAP control channel no
3003 TCP Your Private Subnet RPCAP data channel no
2003 UDP Your Private Subnet RPCAP data channel no

Collector Deployment AOC Deployment Behind a Load Balancer

  • If you wish, you may also open port 22 (TCP) for SSH access.
  • If you are deploying Netsil AOC behind a load balancer, make sure to use layer 4 load balancing instead of layer 7 to properly proxy WebSocket connections.
  • Please ensure that your Netsil AOC instance is reachable from the network where you are installing the collectors.

Outbound

Netsil requires an open channel to a license site for verifying your license key. Thus, ensure that you can reach lm.netsil.com on port 443 from where you are running Netsil AOC.

Usage

You may access the Netsil AOC Web UI at:

http[s]://<your_netsil_ip>

Support

For help please join our public slack channel or email support@netsil.com