By default, the Network Traffic page displays the traffic flow data in the cluster based on the default filters configured in the
FlowCollector instance. You can use the filter options to observe the required data by changing the preset filter.
- Query Options
You can use Query Options to optimize the search results, as listed below:
Log Type: The available options Conversation and Flows provide the ability to query flows by log type, such as flow log, new conversation, completed conversation, and a heartbeat, which is a periodic record with updates for long conversations. A conversation is an aggregation of flows between the same peers.
Reporter Node: Every flow can be reported from both source and destination nodes. For cluster ingress, the flow is reported from the destination node and for cluster egress, the flow is reported from the source node. You can select either Source or Destination. The option Both is disabled for the Overview and Topology view. The default selected value is Destination.
Match filters: You can determine the relation between different filter parameters selected in the advanced filter. The available options are Match all and Match any. Match all provides results that match all the values, and Match any provides results that match any of the values entered. The default value is Match all.
Limit: The data limit for internal backend queries. Depending upon the matching and the filter settings, the number of traffic flow data is displayed within the specified limit.
- Quick filters
The default values in Quick filters drop-down menu are defined in the
FlowCollector configuration. You can modify the options from console.
- Advanced filters
You can set the advanced filters by providing the parameter to be filtered and its corresponding text value. The section Common in the parameter drop-down list filters the results that match either Source or Destination. To enable or disable the applied filter, you can click on the applied filter listed below the filter options.
To understand the rules of specifying the text value, click Learn More.
You can click Reset default filter to remove the existing filters, and apply the filter defined in
Alternatively, you can access the traffic flow data in the Network Traffic tab of the Namespaces, Services, Routes, Nodes, and Workloads pages which provide the filtered data of the corresponding aggregations.