Configure Intelligent App Analytics

The Intelligent App Analytics feature is supported only in Citrix ADC 12.1 Build 50.28 or later. Metrics Collector pushes the Citrix ADC counter data to Citrix ADM, which is used to detect application issues. To use the Intelligent App Analytics feature, Metrics Collector must be configured on each Citrix ADC instance. By default, Metrics Collector is enabled on Citrix ADC, while you add the instance to Citrix ADM.

To ensure if Metrics Collector is enabled:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Instances. Under Instances, select the type of instance you want to monitor (for example, Citrix ADC VPX).

  2. Select the Citrix ADC instance.

  3. From the Select Action list, select Metrics Collector.


  4. On the Configure Metrics Collector settings page, ensure if Enable option is selected. If not, select the Enable option and click OK.

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    Once the Metrics Collector option is enabled on the Citrix ADC instance, you can view anomalies for Session build-up and Service Flaps in App Activity Investigator.


    To view anomalies for server error and its web transaction, you must enable analytics on the virtual server.

To enable analytics:

  1. Navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix ADC.

  2. Select the instance and from the Select Action list, select Configure Analytics.

    The following are the prerequisites to enable analytics for virtual servers:

    • Ensure that virtual servers are licensed

    • Ensure that analytics status is Disabled

    • Ensure that virtual servers are in UP status

    You can filter the results to identify the virtual servers that are mentioned in the prerequisites.

  3. Click the search bar and select State and then select UP.

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  4. Click the search bar and select Licensed, and then select Yes.

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  5. Click the search bar and select Analytics Status, and then select Disabled.

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  6. After applying the filters, select the virtual servers, and then click Enable Analytics.

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  7. On the Enable Analytics window:

    1. Select Web insight

    2. Select Logstream or IPFIX as Transport Mode


      For Citrix ADC 12.0 or earlier, IPFIX is the default option for Transaport Mode. For Citrix ADC 12.0 or later, you can either select Logstream or IPFIX as Transport Mode.

      For more information about IPFIX and Logstream, see Logstream overview.

    3. The Expression is true by default

    4. Click OK

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View the details of your Application

You can view details such as anomalies and events on the Dashboard tab for a corresponding application, and the details of virtual servers and services associated with your application on the Resources tab.

  1. On the application dashboard, select the application tile of the application you want to monitor.

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  2. You can hover your mouse pointer on the legend to display the timestamp of the anomaly or event. You can use the time period drop-down and view the graph specific to the selected time line.

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Configure Intelligent App Analytics