Create an Account and Access Edge Delta (First-Time Users)

George Alpizar
George Alpizar
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Overview

You can use this document to learn how to:

  • Create an Edge Delta account
  • Download and deploy the Edge Delta Agent
    • This step is optional. When you reach the Welcome to Edge Delta page, you can click Exit Set Up to exit the wizard and access the Edge Delta App. 
  • Create an integration for an existing streaming, triggering, or archiving platform.
    • This step is optional. When you reach the Welcome to Edge Delta page, you can click Exit Set Up to exit the wizard and access the Edge Delta App. 

Before you begin

To learn about software and hardware requirements for the agent, see Review Agent Requirements.

Before you begin

To use this document, you must have relevant account information for your existing streaming, triggering or archiving platform, such as endpoints, tokens, keys, containers, buckets, etc.

  • For example, to create an integration with AWS S3, you must have the Name, Bucket, Region, AWS Key, and AWS Secret Key.

Step 1: Access Edge Delta

  1. Navigate to app.edgedelta.com, and then click Sign up.
  2. Complete the missing fields, and then click Register.
  3. Access your email account, and in the email from Edge Delta (Okta), click Activate Account.  
    • You will be redirected to the Welcome to Edge Delta page in the Edge Delta App.

Step 2: Create an Integration and Deploy the Agent

An integration is an organization-level output whose settings you can use to quickly create and populate individual outputs.

  1. In the Edge Delta App, select the operating platform where you want to deploy the agent.
  2. In Enter Agent Tag, enter a descriptive tag to explain where the agent will be deployed.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Select an output type (archiving, streaming, triggering) to create an integration to send data from Edge Delta.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions. Specifically, copy the pre-populated agent command, then open a terminal or command line prompt, and then paste and run the command.
  6. In the app, click I Ran Deploy Commands.
    • The agent will take a few minutes to deploy and authenticate with Edge Delta.
    • If the agent does not authenticate with Edge Delta, see Troubleshoot Agent Deployment.
  7. After a successful deployment, click Go To Status Page.
    • In the window that appears, you can click Go To Demo Environment to see a pre-populated account where you can view and test data.
    • If you do not want to view the demo environment and instead, you want to access your account, click X to close the window. You will be redirected to your account. 
    • If you are in the demo environment, but you want to leave and access your own account, in the top of the demo environment, click Return To Your Own Account

Step 3: Verify Agent Deployment

There are 2 ways to verify agent deployment:

  • In the app
  • In the target software platform

Option 1: Verify Agent Deployment in the App

  1. In the Edge Delta App, on the left-side navigation, click Data Pipeline, and then click Pipeline Status.
  2. Review the Active Agents section.
  3. If the agent was successfully installed, then there will be at least 1 active agent instance.

Note

After an initial agent deployment, the app may only display non-zero values.


Option 2: Verify Agent Deployment in the Target Software Platform

  1. Log in to the platform for the newly created integration, such as Splunk, Sumo Logic, Datadog, New Relic, etc.
  2. Identify the appropriate source metadata to query for incoming Edge Delta data.
    • This source should match the source configuration details provided in the configuration file, such as HTTPs Endpoint, HEC endpoint, API URL, etc.
  3. Query the source that is configured to receive incoming Edge Delta data.
  4. Review the query results.
    • Incoming data should contain metadata tags that match the labels and tags defined in the configuration file

Next Steps

After you create an account and deploy the agent, you can configure your account.


Troubleshoot Agent Deployment

If you experience any of the following issues:

  • Run command in terminal failed with output message
  • No agent appeared in the Edge Delta UI
  • No background service is running on target host
  • No data is being reported to streaming destination

Review the appropriate Installation document, specifically the Troubleshooting section:


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