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Viewing Application Statistics for Multiple ASM Devices

Overview: Viewing analytics for multiple ASM devices

You can use Enterprise Manager™ to view reports for managed BIG-IP® Application Security Manager™ devices that are provisioned for Application Visibility and Reporting (AVR).

Analytics reports provide detailed metrics about application performance such as transactions per second, server and client latency, request and response throughput, and sessions. Metrics are provided for applications, virtual servers, pool members, URLs, specific countries, and additional detailed statistics about application traffic running through one or more managed devices. You can view the analytics reports for a single device, view aggregated reports for a group of devices, and create custom lists to view analytics for only specified devices. In this way, Enterprise Manager provides centralized analytics reporting.

Viewing analytics charts and data

Before you can use Enterprise Manager™ to view analytics, you must license it with the Centralized Analytics add-on key. If your web browser is IE8 or earlier, install Adobe® Flash Player on the system where you want to view the analytics. You must also provision the managed BIG-IP® Application Security Manager™ devices for Application Visibility and Reporting (AVR), and associate the analytics profile with one or more virtual servers.
Analytics statistics provide visibility into application behavior, user experience, transactions, and data center resource usage. You can use this information to troubleshoot issues and to increase the efficiency of your network.
  1. On the Main tab, click Statistics > Analytics > HTTP .
    The Overview screen opens.
  2. On the Overview screen, for each widget (or area on the screen), you can click the gear icon, and select Settings to adjust what is displayed.
    Setting Description
    View by Specifies how you want to view the statistics, for example, by virtual server, URL, country, pool, and so on. It also provides an optional filter so you can display more information.
    Date range Specifies the time period for which to display statistics (last hour, day, week, month).
    Show details Specifies the quantity of top level statistics to display.
    Available measurements Specifies up to six measurements to display in Details tables. Line, pie, or bar charts display only the first measurement that you select.
    Data visualization Specifies how to format the data (details table, or line, pie, or bar chart).
    These settings revert to the defaults when you change screens.
  3. From the menu bar, select the type of statistics you want to view.
    Select this option To see these application statistics
    Overview Top statistical information about traffic on your system or managed systems, such as the top virtual servers, top URLs accessed, and top applications. You can customize the information that is displayed.
    Transactions The HTTP transaction rate (transactions per second) passing through the web applications, and the number of transactions to and from the web applications.
    Latency > Server Latency The number of milliseconds it takes from the time a request arrives at the virtual server until a response arrives at the virtual server.
    Latency > Page Load Time The number of milliseconds it takes for a web page to fully load on a client browser, from the time the user clicks a link or enters a web address until the web page displays in its entirety.
    Throughput > Request Throughput HTTP request throughput in bits per second.
    Throughput > Response Throughput HTTP response throughput in bits per second.
    Sessions > New Sessions The number of transactions that open new sessions, in sessions per second.
    Sessions > Concurrent Sessions The total number of open and active sessions at a given time, until they time out.
    The charts display information based on the settings you enabled in the Analytics profile.
  4. If using Enterprise Manager, you can specify the devices for which to display application statistics. From the Device(s) list, select an option.
    • For multiple devices, select Device list and then select the name of a device list. *All Devices, provided by default, displays statistics for all managed devices for which AVR is provisioned.
    • For one device, select Device and then select the name of the device.
    Tip: You also have the option to create a custom list of devices by clicking Enterprise Management > Custom Lists and on the Custom Lists screen, clicking Create List.
  5. From the View By list, select the specific network object type for which you want to display statistics.
    You can also click Expand Advanced Filters to filter the information that displays.
  6. To focus on specific information, click the chart or the details.
    The easiest way to learn more what is available is to experiment by clicking on the statistics screens and by viewing the data in various formats.
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