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Manual Chapter: Monitoring BIG-IP Acceleration Application Performance
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Overview: Monitoring the performance of a BIG-IP acceleration application

The BIG-IP's performance reports provide information about page requests, the frequency of those requests, and how well the BIG-IP system serviced those requests from cache. Additionally, performance reports provide information about the acceleration application, policy, policy node, HTTP response status, S-code, size range of the response, response object type, and ID of the BIG-IP system or browser making the request.

The BIG-IP system provides three types of performance reports.

  • Traffic Reports. These reports display the number of requests (hits) received, and responses served, by the BIG-IP system.
  • Byte Reports. These reports display the bytes of content that the BIG-IP system has sent in response to requests.
  • Response Reports. These reports display the average amount of time it takes the BIG-IP system to respond to a request from the client.

You can use these performance reports to evaluate your acceleration policies, adjusting them as required to maximize client access to your applications. The individual performance reports display content according to the persistent parameters that you select for the filter. You can also save performance reports to a specified file type so that you can import them into specific applications.

Note: Enabling performance monitoring for a BIG-IP acceleration application can degrade overall performance and should only be used temporarily.

Advanced performance monitor settings for general options

For the General Options list, this table describes the Advanced settings and strings for Performance Monitor Options.

Advanced control Default Description
Performance Monitor Disabled Specifies whether performance monitoring for this application is enabled. Enabling performance monitoring on many applications might affect the overall performance of the BIG-IP.
Data Retention Period 30 Specifies the period, in days, that the performance data must be preserved.
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