SmartSense Administration Guide
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SmartSense Ports & Traffic Flow

When deploying SmartSense into an Enterprise environment, specific network architecture decisions need to be made. SmartSense relies on bundles, produced within the cluster, to be sent to the hosted Hortonworks environment for Analysis or to be used by Hortonworks Support to troubleshoot support cases.

To give more flexibility to customers, the SmartSense Gateway has been introduced. The Gateway can be deployed centrally, and be shared by multiple internal SmartSense clusters. This gateway is in charge of sending bundles, produced within each cluster by the SmartSense Server and Agents, to the hosted Hortonworks environment.

An architectural illustration has been created below to highlight the communication paths, and direction.

The following communication channels from the illustration above are outlined below: