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Data Usage Available Methods

Alex Moore Updated by Alex Moore

Data Usage Available Methods

When it comes to bringing Usage Data into Sonar there are a variety of methods that may be applied. More than one method may be applied at the same time to aggregate all data. A brief summary of each method, as well as links to that methods setup, are available below:

RADIUS Accounting

When a RADIUS session is terminated, usage data from the radacct tables in your RADIUS server is transferred to any any accounts where that RADIUS username is stored.

Netflow Endpoints

Netflow data from any inline device capable of producing this data is added into Sonar accounts based on the Src. IPs and Dst. IPs being assigned to a device on an account or to the account itself.

Preseem

Usage data is collected by the Preseem appliance and gets associated to accounts in Sonar based on IPs being assigned to a device on an account or to the account itself.

PacketLogic

Usage data is collected by the PacketLogic appliance and gets associated to accounts in Sonar based on IPs being assigned to a device on an account or to the account itself.

SaiSei

Usage data is collected by the SaiSei appliance and gets associated to accounts in Sonar based on IPs being assigned to a device on an account or to the account itself.

API

Data gets driven back to an account based on API endpoints that reference the account ID. Typically a middleware server aggregates this usage from one or more sources, then writes it into Sonar periodically.

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