Once Usage monitoring has been set up, started and has been running for a few minutes, the data collected can be viewed variety of ways. You can also create reports from it.

View Usage monitoring results

Usage monitoring results can be viewed in a number of ways, including:

  • Application Usage Summary page - provides an overview of traffic (by application) across selected monitoring points for the selected timeframe (up to one day).
  • 24 Hour charts - provides a view of a selected traffic parameter (for example, Traffic Volume) for each monitoring point.
  • Application Usage Monitoring Point Details charts - provides a variety of highly customizable and detailed charts showing results from a selected monitoring point Usage monitoring interface.
  • Saved Views - provides a way to save a view of a Application Usage Monitoring Point Details chart so that it doesn’t have to be reconfigured each time you want to run it.

Application Usage Summary page

The Application Usage Summary page provides an overview of traffic (by application) across selected monitoring points for a selected timeframe (up to one day).

To view the Application Usage Summary page:

  1. Navigate to Usage > Summary.
    • The page is displayed.
      • The Traffic Summary pane provides a summary of various traffic parameters for the selected monitoring points over the selected period.
      • The Top Applications pane provides a graphic of the relative traffic volume for the top applications against selected monitoring points.

A screenshot of the Application Usage Summary page showing the locations of the main page actions.

Actions on this page include:

  • (1) To adjust the time period to display:
    • In the top pane, select a zoom link, use the calendar, or use the slider.
  • (2) To select the monitoring points to display:
    • In the Traffic Summary pane, click the Locations link.
  • (3) To filter what is being displayed in the Top Applications pane:
    • In the Top Applications pane, adjust the filter fields in the top right of the pane.
  • (4) To view application traffic details:
    • In the Top Applications pane, hover over the application name or click it for additional detail.
  • (5) To view detailed charts for a monitoring point:
    • In the Top Applications pane, click the monitoring point name/port.

24 Hour charts

The 24 Hour charts provide a view of a selected traffic parameter (for example, Traffic Volume) for each monitoring point.

To view the 24 Hour charts:

  1. Navigate to Usage > Monitoring Points.
    • There is a 24 Hour chart displayed for each monitoring point/interface.

A screenshot of the Deep Packet Inspection Interfaces page showing the location of the main page action.

Actions on the charts include:

  • (1) To change the traffic parameter the charts display:
    • In the 24 Hour column heading, select the traffic parameter to display in the charts. These include:
      • Traffic Rate - the average traffic rate (bits/second) in the measurement period.
      • Traffic Volume - the total traffic volume (bytes) in the measurement period.
      • Number of Packets - the total number of packets in the measurement period.
      • Flows / second - the average number of flows in progress per second in the measurement period.
      • None - no charts appear

Application Usage Monitoring Point Details charts

The Application Usage Monitoring Point Details charts provide a variety of highly customizable and detailed charts showing results from a selected monitoring point Usage monitoring interface. See Usage Chart Data to understand some of the concepts and calculations that may not be obvious in the charts.

To view the Application Usage Monitoring Point Details charts:

  1. Navigate to Usage > Monitoring Points.
  2. Click the name of the monitoring point you are interested in.
    • The Application Usage Monitoring Point Details page is displayed.
      • The top pane allows you select from a number of charts. Selecting a chart will open a new tab.
      • The Traffic Summary pane provides a summary of various traffic parameters for the selected monitoring points over the selected period.
      • The chart pane displays one of the selected charts:
        • Top Applications - displays the applications generating the most traffic.
        • Top Categories - displays application category generating the most traffic.
        • Top QoS - displays the QoS values seen most frequently.
        • Top Sources - displays the hosts sending the most traffic.
        • Top Destinations - displays the hosts receiving the most traffic.
        • Top Hosts - displays the hosts sending and receiving the most traffic.

A screenshot of the Application Usage Monitoring Point Details page showing the locations of the main page actions.

Actions on the charts include:

  • (1) To open a detail chart (containing a chart and a details table) in a new tab:
    • In the top pane, click one of the chart links.
  • (2) To drill down on a chart:
    • Hover over the chart and click a blue pip for the detail you are interested in.
  • (3) To select a new chart:
    • In the chart pane, click the chart title and select a new chart from the dropdown.
  • (4) To select a different traffic parameter to display:
    • In the chart pane, click View Options (top right) and select the traffic parameter in the dropdown.
  • (5) To show both inbound and outbound traffic:
    • In the chart pane, click View Options (top right) and select Show as Inbound / Outbound Traffic.
  • (6) To select a different monitoring point/interface:
    • In the Monitoring Point pane (top right), select a monitoring point/interface from the dropdown.
  • (7) To select a different time range:
    • In the Filter Options pane (center right), specify the time range and click Apply Filter.
  • (8) To select a recent filter:
    • In the 10 Recent Filter(s) pane (bottom right), click the recent filter you want to see. A new tab is opened.
  • To view details for a particular host:
    • On the Top Sources, Top Destinations, or Top Hosts pages, in the table below the chart, click the host you are interested in. A page containing details for the selected host is opened.
  • To save a view of the page:
    • On all but the Traffic Summary page, click > Save Current View (next to the page title) and enter the view details.
  • (9) To share a link to the page via email:
    • Select > Share Link (next to the page title) and fill in the email details.
  • (10) To download a PDF containing one or more Application Usage Monitoring Point Details reports:
  • (11) To schedule generation and delivery of a PDF containing one or more Application Usage Monitoring Point Details reports:

Saved views

Saved views provide a way to save a view of an Application Usage Monitoring Point Details chart so that it doesn’t have to be reconfigured each time you want to run it.

Actions include:

Create a saved view

To create a saved view:

  1. Navigate to Usage > Monitoring Points.
  2. Click the name of the monitoring point you are interested in.
    • The Application Usage Monitoring Point Details page is displayed.
  3. In a new tab, create and configure the chart you want saved.
  4. Click > Save Current View and enter the view details.
  5. Click Save.
    • The view is saved.

View a list of saved views

To list the views you’ve saved:

  1. Navigate to Usage > Saved Views.
    • The saved views are listed.

Execute a saved view

To execute a saved view:

  1. Navigate to Usage > Saved Views.
  2. Click the saved view you want to execute.

Delete a saved view

To delete a saved view:

  1. Navigate to Usage > Saved Views.
  2. Click Bulk Action.
  3. Select the saved view(s) you want to delete.
  4. In the Bulk Action dropdown, select Delete.
  5. Click OK.
    • The selected saved views are deleted.