Raw Flow View for Dashboard Panels
Kentik Data Engine (KDE) ingests and enriches flow records from routers, switches, and firewalls, as well as flow logs from cloud providers. This unaggregated data on individual flows is the basis for our comprehensive analytics functionality, including charts, graphs, tables, and dashboards. While those views are extremely useful, we’ve also given customers the option to directly view, filter, and export the raw underlying data in the Raw Flow Viewer (Analytics » Raw Flow; see the Raw Flow article in our Knowledge Base). We’ve now extended this functionality with Raw Flow Views for dashboard panels.
A Raw Flow View allows raw flow output to be embedded into a dashboard. Panels based on Raw Flow Views can inherit the devices, filters, and time range specified for the dashboard on which they live. Such panels are particularly useful on dashboards that are linked to Kentik alert policies, providing more traffic detail when investigating an alarm.
You can add a raw flow panel to a dashboard with a few easy steps:
1. Create or Edit a dashboard. When you click the Edit Mode button, you’ll see Raw Flow View as one of the options available in the Add A Dashboard Panel pane.
2. Click the Add button in the Raw Flow View card, which will open a configuration window where you can customize your query and get a preview of raw flows.
3. Click the Add Dashboard Panel button to add the panel to the dashboard.
For further information about the Raw Flow View, please contact our Customer Success team.