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WAN Insight

The Citrix SD-WAN WAN optimization (WO) appliances optimize the delivery of a large number of applications through the WAN, by improving the efficiency of data flow across the network between the datacenter and the branch sites. WAN Insight analytics enable administrators to easily monitor the accelerated and unaccelerated WAN traffic that flows between the datacenter and branch WAN optimization appliances. WAN Insight provides visibility into clients, applications and branches on the network, to help troubleshoot network issues effectively. Live and historical reports enable you to proactively address issues, if any

Enabling analytics on the datacenter WAN optimization appliance enables the Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) to collect data and provide reports and statistics for the datacenter and the branch WAN optimization appliances.

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To enable analytics on the WAN optimization appliance:

  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADM (for example, http://192.168.100.1).

  2. In the User Name and Password fields, enter the administrator credentials.

  3. Navigate to Networks > Instances > Citrix SD-WAN, and select the SD-WAN WO instance.  

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  4. From the Select Action drop-down, select Configure Analytics.

  5. Select the following parameters as required:

    Geo data collection for HDX Insight: Shares client IP address with the Google Geo API.

    AppFlow: Starts collecting data from WAN optimization instances.

    • TCP and WANOpt: Provides TCP and WANOpt Insight reports.

    • HDX: Provides HDX Insight reports.

    • TCP only for HDX: Provides TCP only for HDX Insight reports.

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  6. Click OK.

To view WAN Insight reports:

  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADM (for example, http://192.168.100.1).

  2. In the User Name and Password fields, enter the administrator credentials.

  3. Navigate to Analytics > WAN Insight.

    Note

    The WAN Insight option is visible only after you add an SD-WAN WO instance to Citrix ADM.

You can view the following reports:

  • Applications - Displays the usage and performance statistics of all the applications for the selected duration.

  • Branches - Displays the usage and performance statistics of all the WAN optimization branch appliances.

  • Clients - Displays the usage and performance statistics of all the clients accessing the WAN optimization appliances, in each branch.

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The following metrics are displayed:

Metric Description
Active Accelerated Connections Number of active WAN connections that are accelerated.
Active Unaccelerated Connections Number of active WAN connections that are not accelerated.
WAN Latency Delay, in milliseconds, that the user experiences while interacting with an application.
Compression Ratio Ratio of data compression between the branch office and datacenter appliances for the selected duration.
Packets Sent Number of packets that the WAN optimization appliance has sent over the network for the selected duration.
Packets Received Number of packets that the WAN optimization appliance has received from the network for the selected duration.
Bytes Sent over WAN Number of bytes that the Citrix WAN optimization appliance has sent over the WAN for the selected duration.
Bytes Received over WAN Number of bytes that the WAN optimization appliance received from the WAN for the selected duration.
LAN RTO Number of times the WAN optimization appliance has timed out retransmission to the LAN for the selected duration.
WAN RTO Number of times the WAN optimization appliance has timed out retransmission to the WAN for the selected duration.
Retransmit Packets (LAN) Number of packets the WAN optimization appliance has retransmitted to the LAN network for the selected duration.
Retransmit Packets (WAN) Number of packets the WAN optimization appliance has retransmitted to the WAN network for the selected duration.

WAN Insight

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