Today, Boundary has introduced a new feature named “Unmetered IP’s” into our already powerful Topology service. As the name implies, unmetered IP’s let users manually specify an IP Address of a specific instance. By adding an unmetered entity, you are telling Boundary to visualize network flows between the metered hosts and the newly added unmetered entity.
The introduction of this new feature makes it possible to visualize things such as physical devices, appliances and 3rd party services where it may not be possible to install the Boundary Meter due to permissions. A common request our customers have made in the past is to visualize their AWS Elastic Load Balancers (ELB’s), while this has always been possible via our Streaming View it hasn’t been supported in our Topology View until now!
To add an unmetered entity, login to Boundary and create a new Boundary Application (either from the standalone page or directly from Topology) and choose “Unmetered IP’s” from the drop-down menu. Next, add the IP address or addresses of the unmetered host that you want included. Here’s what it looks like:
Once the new application is created, you will see it in the Boundary Topology View. By using the Topology View, you can now visualize how traffic is flowing between the unmetered host and the rest of your applications. Here’s an example:
With the unmetered entity added, Boundary will automatically start tracking and displaying all the traffic between metered...
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