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Manual Chapter: Monitoring WebAccelerator Application Performance
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Overview: Monitoring the performance of a WebAccelerator application

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

The WebAccelerator system provides three types of performance reports.

  • Traffic Reports. These reports display the number of requests (hits) received, and responses served, by the WebAccelerator system.
  • Byte Reports. These reports display the bytes of content that the WebAccelerator system has sent in response to requests.
  • Response Reports. These reports display the average amount of time it takes the WebAccelerator 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 WebAccelerator application can degrade overall performance and should only be used temporarily.

Enabling performance monitoring for a WebAccelerator application

You can enable performance monitoring for a WebAccelerator™ application, as necessary.
  1. On the Main tab, click WebAccelerator > Applications. The Applications List screen opens.
  2. Click the name of an application.
  3. From the General Options list, select Advanced.
  4. From the Performance Monitor list, select Enable.
  5. In the Data Retention Period field, type the number of days to retain data.
  6. Click Save.
Performance monitoring is enabled for the application.

Disabling performance monitoring for a WebAccelerator application

You can disable performance monitoring for a WebAccelerator™ application, as necessary.
  1. On the Main tab, click WebAccelerator > Applications. The Applications List screen opens.
  2. Click the name of an application.
  3. From the General Options list, select Advanced.
  4. From the Performance Monitor list, select Disable.
  5. Click Save.
Performance monitoring is disabled for the application.
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