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Manual Chapter: Using Statistics Profiles
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Overview: Statistics profiles

A statistics profile defines the specific performance monitoring statistics information that you want Enterprise Manager to collect, such as bytes and packets, connections, CPU utilization, memory, and disk usage. The statistics profile types correspond to the type of object that you want to monitor.

To collect performance monitoring statistics, assign one or both of these profile types, to the managed objects in your network.

Standard statistics profiles
A standard statistics profile contains all the required metrics that Enterprise Manager must collect for a specific network object type, to successfully create standard reports.
Custom statistics profiles
A custom statistics profile allows you to define your own metrics and optional threshold values for an object. By enabling or disabling data collection for certain metrics, you can prioritize the information you are collecting, ensuring that system resources are allocated appropriately.

Statistics data collected for the standard statistics profiles

When statistics collection is enabled, Enterprise Manager collects the following statistics data to create standard reports.

Report name Statistics data collected for this report
Certificate Inventory None
Device Inventory None
Capacity Planning
  • Device CPU - Processor Utilization (%)
  • Device Global Memory Utilization (%)
  • Device Global Client: Bits In (/Sec)
  • Device Global Client: Bits Out (/Sec)
Flapping Node None
Flapping Pool Member None
GTM Object Activity
  • GTM Virtual Server Bits In (Ave per Sec)
  • GTM Virtual Server Bits Out (Ave per Sec)
  • GTM Virtual Server Connections (Ave per Sec)
LTM Node Inventory None
SSL TPS Usage
  • Device Client SSL Native Connections (per Sec)
  • Device Client SSL Compat-mode Connections (per Sec)
LTM Object Activity
  • LTM Node Bits In (per Sec)
  • LTM Node Bits Out (per Sec)
  • LTM Pool Member Bits In (per Sec)
  • LTM Pool Bits In (per Sec)
  • LTM Pool Bits Out (per Sec)
  • LTM Virtual Server Bits In (per Sec)
  • LTM Virtual Server Bits Out (per Sec)
LTM Unused Object
  • LTM Node Bits In (per Sec)
  • LTM Node Bits Out (per Sec)
  • LTM Pool Member Bits In (per Sec)
  • LTM Pool Bits In (per Sec)
  • LTM Pool Bits Out (per Sec)
  • LTM Virtual Server Bits In (per Sec)
  • LTM Virtual Server Bits Out (per Sec)

Creating a custom statistics profile

Before Enterprise Manager can monitor a device, you must enable statistics collection for that device.
In most cases, a standard statistics profile is best for monitoring objects in your network. With a custom statistics profile, however, you can specify your own minimum and maximum thresholds for a number of object-specific options, providing the flexibility to specify fewer or more metrics to monitor.
  1. On the Main tab, click Statistics > Managed Devices > Device Profiles.
  2. From the menu bar, select a profile type based on the type of network object for which you are creating a statistics profile.
    • Device Profiles
    • Global Traffic Profiles
    • Local Traffic Profiles
    The Profiles screen specific to that network object type opens.
  3. Click the Create button. The New Profile screen opens.
  4. From the Profile Source list, select an option.
    Option Description
    Standard Profile Select this option if you want to base the custom statistics profile on the metrics currently assigned to the standard profile for this network object type.
    None Select this option if you want to choose from all metrics available for this network object type.
    The Profile Metrics table refreshes to display the metrics associated with the source profile you selected.
  5. In the Name field, type a name for this customized profile.
  6. In the Description field, type details to help you identify this customized profile.
  7. From the Collection Interval list, select the number of seconds that you want Enterprise Manager to collect metrics.
  8. In the Profile Metrics table, select the Collect Data check box next to each metric that you want to collect.
    Important: If you selected the Standard Profile on which to base the custom statistics profile you are creating, you can select additional metrics to collect, but you must retain the current metrics for standard reports to run successfully. If you disable metrics required for standard reports, the report results will be invalid.
  9. In the metric's associated Minimum Threshold and Maximum Threshold fields, type the values the metric must reach for it to display as red in the graph. These values are optional. You are not required to specify a minimum or maximum threshold value to collect statistics for any metric.
  10. Click Save Changes.
To start using this customized statistics profile, you must assign it to specific network objects, or set it as the default for newly discovered devices.

Assigning a statistics profile to a specific device or network object

Before Enterprise Manager can monitor a device, you must enable statistics collection for that device.
Assigning a statistics profile specific to objects in your network makes it easy for you to monitor performance based on standardized settings for that object, or customized settings that you specify.
  1. On the Main tab, click Statistics > Managed Devices > Device Profiles.
  2. Click the name of the device for which you want to assign a statistics profile. The Device Properties screen opens.
  3. On the menu bar, click Statistics > Configure.
  4. Verify that the Collect Statistics Data option is set to Enabled.
  5. From the Object Type list, select the object to which you want to assign a statistics profile. The screen refreshes to display the objects for the selected object type.
  6. From the Associated Filter list, select an option to further filter the objects that you want displayed.
  7. Next to the object for which you want to assign a statistics profile, from the Associated Profile list, select a standard statistics profile or custom statistics profile for that object type.
  8. Click Save Changes.
Enterprise Manager begins to collect statistics and report performance based on the selected profile.

Specifying a default statistics profile for newly discovered devices

Before Enterprise Manager can monitor a device, the device must be enabled for statistics collection.
You can assign a default profile (either a standard statistics profile or a custom statistics profile) to start monitoring devices as soon as Enterprise Manager discovers them in your network.
  1. On the Main tab, click Statistics > Managed Devices > Device Profiles.
  2. From the Profile Name list, select the profile that you want to use as the default for any newly discovered devices.
  3. Click Save Changes.
Enterprise Manager applies the profile you selected to any newly discovered devices.
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