Sysdig Platform

The topics in this section are designed for platform administrators who may install Sysdig Monitor and Secure on-premises, deploy and configure the agents, and configure, administer, and troubleshoot the environment.

Exploring the Sysdig Platform Topics

The topics in the sections are applicable to both SAAS and on-premises deployments unless otherwise stated.

Main Topics

Description

Planning On-Premises Deployments

System specifications and sizing guidelines for on-prem deployments and choice points to consider when planning an installation

Installing Sysdig Platform On-Premises

Installation and upgrade instructions for a range of environments and orchestrators

Connecting Your Data Source

Installation, configuration, and integration instruction for Sysdig agents on your infrastructure

Securing Sysdig Platform On-Premises

Enterprise authorization, authentication, and custom TLS certificates. Tips for securing User passwords and platform components

Administering Sysdig Platform

Tools to facilitate effective day-to-day management of the Sysdig Platform

License Management

The licenses and corresponding features as well as the deployment scale available to different deployment types

Troubleshooting Sysdig Platform

Instructions to troubleshoot common Sysdig Platform and agent issues

SaaS-Specific Settings

Topics specific to Sysdig SaaS offering

Planning On-Premises Deployments

This section provides guidelines for deploying a Sysdig Platform on-premises.

Feature Documentation

Description

System Architecture

Understand the Sysdig Platform components and their relationships to each other and the environment.

System Requirements

Review the hardware components and software resources required to host the Sysdig Platform.

Installing Sysdig Platform On-Premises

When installing Sysdig Platform on-premises, follow the instructions specific to your environment. Where available, the Installer tool is the recommended option.

For release 3.6.0 and higher, this material has moved to version-specific folders in GitHub.

For legacy installation instructions, see On-Premises Installation.

For information on upgrading environments up to version 3.5.1, see On-Premises Upgrades. For upgrading beyond 3.6.0, there will be version-specific folders in GitHub.

Connecting Your Data Source

This section helps you navigate to the topics on installing and configuring the Sysdig agent.

Feature Documentation

Description

Host Requirements

Determine supported platforms and system requirements.

Agent Licensing

Retrieve the agent access key and understand the subscription model.

Install the Sysdig Agent

Install Sysdig agents on supported platforms.

Configure the Sysdig Agent

Edit the agent configuration file to filter incoming metrics, change log levels, and more.

Upgrade the Sysdig Agent

Upgrade Sysdig agent installed as a service or as a container.

Troubleshoot the Sysdig Agent

Troubleshoot common Sysdig agent issues.

Securing Sysdig Platform On-Premises

This section helps you navigate to the topics on securing the Sysdig Platform components.

Feature Documentation

Description

Manage User Profile and Password

Access the current user's login credentials, team, and role, and retrieve the API token to use with custom scripts or applications.

Securing User Passwords

Secure user credentials for Sysdig Platform components.

Authentication and Authorization (On-Prem Options)

Set up secure access control for the on-prem deployments.

Administering Sysdig Platform

This section helps you navigate to the topics of administering the Sysdig user and notification management.

Feature Documentation

Description

Super Admin Management

Locate the super admin, super user, and login tokens.

User and Team Administration

Understand Sysdig's users, teams, and role permissions.

Notifications Management

Add, edit, or delete a variety of notification channel types, and disable or delete notifications when they are not needed.

License Management

This section helps you navigate to the topics on License Management.

Feature Documentation

Description

Subscription

Update the number of agent licenses.

Upgrade License

Renew, extend an expiration date, enable new features, add a service (Sysdig Secure), or change the number of licensed agents.

Troubleshooting Sysdig Platform

This section helps you troubleshoot on-premises and agent installation.

Feature Documentation

Description

Troubleshoot On-Prem Installations

Review general issues and troubleshooting tips for on-prem installations. Troubleshoot On-Prem Installations.

Troubleshoot Sysdig Agent

Browse troubleshooting tips for Sysdig agents.

Contact Sysdig Support

Get help from Sysdig Support.

SaaS-Specific Settings

This section helps to navigate to SaaS-specific instructions.

Feature Documentation

Description

Find Your Customer Number and Name

Find customer ID for SaaS deployments.

Subscription: Change Number of Licensed Agents

Learn how SaaS and AWS licensing work and how to change the number of licensed agents.

Authentication and Authorization (SaaS)

Set up secure access control for SaaS deployments.