New Interfaces Management Capabilities
Interface Classification is one of the pillars behind an optimally efficient use of Kentik for Network Observability: it helps our underlying query engine understand what enters, leaves, goes through your network. Via Connectivity Type classifications, it brings business color into your flow data. While programmatic interface classification based on SNMP data is achieved by our Interface Classification engine, we realize that not all of your interfaces always come with consistent descriptions. To solve this problem we're introducing this January a whole lot of additional Interface Management capabilities to help you take classification to 100%.
Interface IP Address Overrides
We are now supporting the capability of overriding an interface’s IP address. This override works in the same way the other interface overrides work. Here are some example scenarios:
- The ability to set IP addresses for platforms that do not support obtaining the IP addresses of interfaces from SNMP
- The ability to remove the IP address that is obtained from SNMP
- The ability to set the IP address regardless of what SNMP provides
If you'd like to learn more about Interface Classification in Kentik, the best place to start is this knowledge base article.