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Manual Chapter: Viewing Application Statistics for Multiple Devices
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Overview: Viewing application statistics for multiple devices

You can use Enterprise Manager™ to view reports for managed devices that are provisioned to use Analytics, also referred to as Application Visibility and Reporting (AVR). The Enterprise Manager device must have an AVR centralized reporting license. You can display the Analytics reports for a single BIG-IP® device or aggregated reports for a group of devices. In this way, Enterprise Manager provides centralized Analytics reporting.

Analytics reports provide detailed metrics about application performance such as transactions per second, server and client latency, request and response throughput, and sessions. You can view metrics for applications, virtual servers, pool members, URLs, specific countries, and additional detailed statistics about application traffic running through one or more managed BIG-IP systems. With Enterprise Manager, you can create custom lists to view application statistics for only the devices you specify.

Viewing application statistics for multiple devices

Before you can use Enterprise Manager™to view application statistics, one or more managed BIG-IP® devices needs to have Application Visibility and Reporting (AVR) provisioned. (The Enterprise Manager device does not need to have AVR provisioned but does require a centralized reporting license.) The managed devices each need to have an Analytics profile associated with one or more virtual servers, while collecting the type of data you specify locally. To view Analytics statistics properly, Adobe® Flash Player must be installed on the computer where you plan to view them.
With Enterprise Manager, you can view Analytics charts for one or more managed devices. The charts provide visibility into application behavior, user experience, transactions, and data center resource usage.
  1. On the Main tab, click Statistics > Analytics. The Analytics Overview screen opens.
  2. For each widget (or area on the screen), click the gear icon, and choose Settings to adjust what is displayed.
    Setting Description
    Devices Specifies a managed device or a list of managed devices for which you want to display statistics.
    View all traffic by Specifies type of data to view, and 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).
    Data visualization Specifies how to format the data (details table, or line, pie, or bar chart).
    Available measurements Specifies up to six measurements to display in Details tables. Line, pie, or bar charts display only the first measurement.
  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 How long it takes in milliseconds from the time a request arrives at the virtual server until a response arrives at the virtual server.
    Latency > Page Load Time How long it takes in milliseconds for a whole web page to fully load on a client's browser from the time the user clicks a link or enters a web address until the web page is completely displayed.
    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. To 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 BIG-IP devices (with AVR provisioned).
    • For one device, select Device and then select the name of the device.
    Tip: If you need to create custom device lists, click Enterprise Management > Custom Lists. On the Custom Lists screen, click Create List. Refer to online help for details about creating different types of custom device lists.
  5. To view information specific to a particular network object type, select an option from the View By list. You can also click Expand Advanced Filters to filter the information that is displayed.
  6. To focus on specific information, click the chart or the details. The system refreshes the charts and displays specific information about the item.
You can use the collected metrics in the Analytics charts to view transactions, latency, throughput, and sessions for the managed systems provisioned with AVR. By examining the statistics in the charts, you can troubleshoot the systems more efficiently.
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