We have staff monitoring the MCN Foundation Slack channel, awaiting your questions. You will receive an invitation to the following Slack Workspace once you’ve signed up: http://prosimomcnfoundation.slack.com/
If you would like a more in-depth architectural planning discussion, or to talk about additional capabilities outside of the MCN Foundation offering, you may request a session with one of our Solutions Architects.
Please ensure you familiarize yourself with the EULA for details on what’s included, specifically section 2.3: https://prosimo.io/eula/
You should also familiarize yourself with the section: “Does Prosimo deliver additional capabilities, beyond Foundational MCN?”
MCN Foundation delivers easy-to-use discovery, connectivity, observability, and troubleshooting capabilities. We find most organizations, once they rationalized and reconciled all their connectivity needs, are eager to further secure and operationalize their networks with ZTNA, App/Service networking, and more advanced Enterprise capabilities including Firewall Insertion, Egress Control, and Machine Learning recommendations.
Quick Start Guide
Congratulations on choosing Prosimo! This quick start guide will walk you through the steps required to provision Prosimo in your cloud infrastructure and prepare it for onboarding applications and networks. Upon successful completion, you will have achieved the following:
Click on the web link in the email to Login into Prosimo Dashboard.
You will be prompted with a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on providing the credentials. Enter the One-time Verification Code sent to your email to complete the login.
NOTE: Prosimo supports Single Sign On (SSO), which can be set up after your initial login.
After logging in, you’ll find yourself on the Prosimo Dashboard. This all-in-one, unified user interface enables admins to onboard cloud networks, applications, set up policies, gather insights, troubleshoot, and much more.
The following image shows an example of a fully onboarded Prosimo Dashboard, complete with networks, applications, and connector groups, among other features.
Note: If you’re logging in for the first time, there won’t be any metrics to display just yet.
Ensure your use case context is ProTransit. – This can be found on the top right as shown in the image.
The steps to configure a cloud provider in Prosimo may vary depending on your Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
The steps to configure a cloud provider in Prosimo may vary depending on your Cloud Service Provider (CSP).
You now have your cloud account added to Prosimo! – Move to Step 4
You now have your cloud account added to Prosimo!
HINT: The following are the steps to create the service account JSON file. Go to the GCP Console and select APIs & Services. Follow the steps to enable GCP APIs. Proceed to create a Service Account for Prosimo. In Manage Keys, add key, with key type as JSON and create. Keep the downloaded JSON file. Assign a custom role to this Service Account. This role only requires minimal permissions to function correctly as a worker node instance.
You now have your cloud account added to Prosimo!
Prosimo requires allocation of non overlapping IP CIDRs for deploying Edge. An Edge is a Prosimo-managed cloud component deployed in the Kubernetes cluster of the customer’s cloud infrastructure.
Prosimo helps you discover your existing cloud assets, for example, regions, cloud-native constructs (TGW, VWAN hub), VPC/VNETs, etc., and create a transit using Prosimo edges. Navigate to Transit Builder under the Onboard section of the left menu.
The Transit view visually depicts the organization’s cloud transit infrastructure, enabling admins to construct the transit by choosing the necessary modular elements (like Transit Gateway (TGW), native peering, VPCs, etc.) across various regions and accounts.
The Transit map view displays the network in a geographically oriented manner. Leveraging the aspect of location, the map view facilitates the effortless discovery of Prosimo Edges across various regions.
This process begins with selecting the region where you wish to deploy Prosimo Edge, then opting for ‘Let’s start building transit’. The subsequent steps will guide you through the configuration process. After deploying an Edge, you can add connections to create TGW, and continue to discover and Add VPCs. When done, Preview Deployment and deploy. You have now successfully onboarded your networks.
An Edge is a Prosimo-managed cloud component deployed in the Kubernetes cluster of the customer’s cloud infrastructure.
In this section, you will create an Edge using the Management wizard.
After completing this final step, your Prosimo setup is now entirely ready!
Having set up the Prosimo Edge, you’re now prepared to onboard applications, networks, and more.
This task can be accomplished by navigating to the ‘Onboarding’ section in the Prosimo Dashboard.
To access Prosimo Documentation, click Help at the top right corner of the Prosimo Dashboard. Select Documentation.
Check out Prosimo Documentation > Knowledge for FAQs on the above topics
Once you have followed the above-listed steps, you should now have a cloud account added, configured IP/CIDR block, and deployed an Edge.
The outlined process in this guide aims to make your transition to Prosimo smooth and hassle-free, ultimately empowering you to fully leverage the robust features of Prosimo for efficient and secure cloud networking.
Always remember, Prosimo’s support and your Solution Architect are ready to help if you need further assistance.