Getting Started

Prerequisites

Before installing the Gremlin Agent, be sure to review the following prerequisites:

Network Tags

To help identify a Service's fingerprint, you will need to use tags (such as operating system, zone, or local-hostname). Cloud providers generally have default tags but if you are not using a cloud provider, you will need to create custom tags in your environment and assign them to the Gremlin Agent during installation. See Network Tags for how to assign custom tags in Gremlin.

Process Collection

To discover any dependencies associated with your Services, the Gremlin agent must be configured to collect process data by enabling Process Collection. When Process Collection is active, the Gremlin Agent collects process information from hosts, containers, and Kubernetes objects.

Golden Signal Monitors

To test the reliability of a Service, you will need to add at least one Golden Signal monitor to your Service definition. Gremlin recommends a combination of 3 to 5 monitors for a well-rounded view of your Service’s health. To integrate a Golden Signal monitor with a Service definition, you need the URL of the monitor and the API key. See Adding a Golden Signal monitor to a Service for detailed steps.

Golden Signal IP Address

Golden Signal integrations originate from the following IP address:

44.236.227.116

Ensure that this IP address is on your firewall's allow list so that Golden Signal monitor integrations are not blocked.