Talaia is a cloud-based SaaS network visibility solution that is compatible with any router that implements NetFlow, IPFIX or sFlow (and other wire-compatible protocols). The main advantage of Talaia is that you don’t need to download, install and maintain a local installation – it just works.
Since MikroTik routers implement NetFlow, they are fully compatible with Talaia. Thus, setting them up is as easy as 1-2-3, and will only take about 5 minutes of your time.
There are three easy steps to set up a MikroTik router with Talaia:
- Create a trial instance of Talaia. We will provide you with two important configuration parameters: an IP address, and a port number.
- Enable NetFlow in your MikroTik router, using these configuration parameters and the commands below.
- Activate your subscription, so that the instance survives the free trial period.
To configure NetFlow, run the following commands (replacing A.B.C.D and P for the IP address and port we will provide you in step 1):
/ip traffic-flow set active-flow-timeout=1m enabled=yes /ip traffic-flow target add dst-address=A.B.C.D port=P v9-template-timeout=1m
And that’s all that is required to get Talaia running from your end!
To verify it is correctly running, check the following commands match their expected output:
[admin@MikroTik] > /ip traffic-flow print enabled: yes interfaces: all cache-entries: 64k active-flow-timeout: 1m inactive-flow-timeout: 15s [admin@MikroTik] > /ip traffic-flow target print detail Flags: X - disabled 0 src-address=0.0.0.0 dst-address=A.B.C.D port=P version=9 v9-template-refresh=20 v9-template-timeout=1m
Happy network monitoring!