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cPacket Utility Bundle

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cPacket Grafana Plugin

Built to work with the cPacket cClear product, this plugin includes a collection of dashboards for network observability, a Packet Analytics Collector Panel to collect network traffic and a Packet Capture Panel to download PCAP for inspection in tools like Wireshark. This plugin will not function fully without a cPacket cClear.


The collection of dashboards observe protocols across all layers including network administrative protocols, data exchange and video or market data feeds. In addition to monitoring packets and bytes of the whole traffic stream at the IP layer, we inspect protocol specific metrics and events for TCP, DNS, HTTPS, DHCP, ICMP, PIM, IGMP, ESP, RTP, Market Data and much more.

With these provided dashboards, an administrator can track and monitor their networks by domain, by VLAN, by CIDR, by custom labels mapped to specific IPs, protocol and/or ports. When an IP or IP pair is known, you can go straight to the troubleshooting dashboards. Otherwise, our drilldown workflow starts from high level information discovery, to locating any specific issue, and, eventually, looking into a specific IP or IP conversation in a specific protocol within a small time window.

We hope this is enough to identify most issues, but if not, the raw packets of the traffic can be downloaded for further inspection in Wireshark.

Packet Collector Panel

The Packet Collector Panel collects packet statistics by network layers and protocols for a specified IP/CIDR, write them to the database and become available for the dashboards provided.

Packet Download Panel

The Packet Capture Panel downloads raw packets into files that can be opened by Wireshark.

Installing cPacket Utility Bundle on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.


v4.0.10 - 2023-11-08

<ul> <li>Initial release. </li></ul>

v4.1.0 - 2023-11-20

<ul> <li>Set home dashboard as part of dashboard imports. </li> <li>Dashboard updates and fixes.</li> <ul> <li>Set all dashboards to be readonly</li> <li>Add 5 tuple conversation panels to IP conversation dashboards</li> <li>Adjust dashboards to accommodate schema enhancements</li> <li>Update visualiazation styles</li> <li>Update and reorganize panels</li> <li>Fix navigation links</li> </ul> </ul>

v4.1.2 - 2023-12-12

<ul> <li>Update flow dashboards to work with schema changes in the flow database. </li> <li>Set default table metric selections to a minimum number instead of all. </li> <li>Break IP conversation dashboard into a 4 tuple and a 5 tuple dashboards.</li> <li>Graph and table visualization updates.</li> <li>Fix some dashboard links, datasource and measurement references.</li> </ul>

v4.1.10 - 2024-03-13

<ul> <li>Dashboard bug fixes </li> <li>Add 5 new dashboards. </li> </ul>

v4.2.0 - 2024-04-03

<ul> <li>Dashboard bug fixes </li> <li>Add 2 new dashboardsto bring in new workflows in working with application, vlans and tapped locations. </li> </ul>

v4.2.1 - 2024-04-04

<ul> <li>Fix application selection on navigating from Application Overview to Application Hosts. </li> <li>Remove unnecessary row repetition for Host Analysis. </li> </ul>

v4.3.0 - 2024-04-09

<ul> <li>Update dahsboards and fix dashboard bugs. </li> <li>Update Home page to show new workflows. </li> <li>Add cClear Plugin Management UI page. </li> <li>Update cPacket Logo image. </li> </ul>

v4.3.1 - 2024-04-10

<ul> <li>Remove default values for dashboards. </li> <li>Add error handling when fetch request errors out instead of returning a response object. </li> </ul>