This implementation describes how to set up the BIG-IP® system to collect application traffic so that you can troubleshoot problems that have become apparent by monitoring application statistics. For example, by examining captured requests and responses, you can investigate issues with latency, throughput, or reduced transactions per second to understand what is affecting application performance.
When Application Visibility and Reporting (AVR) is provisioned, you can create an Analytics profile that includes traffic capturing instructions. The system can collect application traffic locally, remotely, or both. If the system is already monitoring applications, you can also update an existing Analytics profile to make it so that it captures traffic.
The system logs the first 1000 transactions and displays charts based on the analysis of those transactions. To see updated application statistics, you can clear the existing data to display the current statistics.
After you finish a basic networking configuration of the BIG-IP® system, you must complete the following tasks as prerequisites for setting up application statistics collection:
You can set up the system for capturing traffic locally or remotely (or both).
|None||Specifies that the system does not capture request (or response) data.|
|Headers||Specifies that the system captures request (or response) header data only.|
|Body||Specifies that the system captures the body of requests (or responses) only.|
|All||Specifies that the system captures all request (or response) data.|