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Configuring Analytics settings

Before you start using the Analytics feature on Citrix Application Delivery Management (Citrix ADM) to gain visibility into your instance and application data, it is recommended that you configure a few analytics settings to ensure optimal experience with this feature.

Configuring Database Summarization for Analytics

Configure Database Summarization feature in Citrix ADM allows you to customize the duration for which you want to store the historical analytics data of your Citrix ADC instances. You can choose the following database summarization types:

  • Hours to persist minutely data
  • Days to persist hourly data
  • Days to persist daily data

To Configure Database Summarization:

  1. In a supported web browser, logon to your Citrix ADM.

  2. Navigate to Settings > Analytics Settings > Database Summarization.

  3. Click the name of the Insight type for which you want to configure database summarization. For example, if you want to configure database summarization for Gateway Insight, click GatewayInsight.

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  4. Specify the duration for which you want to retain Insight data on Citrix ADM, and then click OK. For example, for Gateway Insight, you can store your analytics’ minutely historical data for 2 hours, or hourly data for 1 day.

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Creating Thresholds and Alerts for Analytics

You can set thresholds and alerts to monitor the analytics’ metrics of the managed virtual servers configured on the discovered instances. When the value of a metrics exceeds the threshold, Citrix ADM generates an event to signify a threshold breach.

You can also associate actions with the set thresholds. Actions include displaying an alert on the GUI, sending Email, or SMS notifications, as configured.

For example, you can set a threshold to generate an event for HDX insight if any user’s ICA RTT value exceeds 1 second. You can also enable alerts for the generated event, and send the threshold breach information to a configured Email or SMS distribution list.

To create thresholds and alerts for analytics:

  1. In a supported web browser, logon to your Citrix ADM.

  2. Navigate to Settings > Analytics Settings > Thresholds.

  3. On the Thresholds screen, click Add to add a new threshold and configure alerts for the set thresholds.

  4. On the Create Thresholds and Alerts page, specify the following details:

    • Name – Name for configuring the threshold.
    • Traffic Type – Type of analytics traffic for which you want to configure the threshold. For example: HDX Insight, Security Insight.
    • Entity – Category or resource type for which you want to configure the threshold.
    • Reference Key – Automatically generated value based on the selected traffic type and entity.
    • Duration - Interval for which you want to configure the threshold.
  5. To configure alerts, such as emails notifications and SMS notifications, select the appropriate check boxes for the set thresholds.

  6. In the Rules section, specify the following:

    • Metric – Metric for the selected Traffic type to configure the threshold.
    • Comparator – Comparator to the selected metric (for example: <, >=).
    • Value – Value for the metric to set the threshold, and invoke alerts.
  7. Click Create.

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Configuring Analytics settings