Product Documentation

Highwinds

Type of Data

CDN Bandwidth, CDN Usage

Description

Data Feed Format

Fusion OM Data Feed For Monthly Billing

  {
    "bandwidth": {
      "unit": "Mbps",
      "value": "0.00"
    },
    "usage": {
      "unit": "GB",
      "value": "31.06"
    }
  }

Fusion OM Data Feed For Latest Measured Bandwidth

  {
    "bandwidth": {
      "unit": "Mbps",
      "value": "0.11"
    }
  }

Fusion OM Data Feed For Latest Measured Bandwidth (POPs)

  {
    "DC1": {
      "bandwidth": {
        "unit": "Mbps",
        "value": "0.03"
      }
    },

    "AT1": {
      "bandwidth": {
        "unit": "Mbps",
        "value": "0.00"
      }
    },

    "AM4": {
      "bandwidth": {
        "unit": "Mbps",
        "value": "0.00"
      }
    },

    "DA1": {
      "bandwidth": {
        "unit": "Mbps",
        "value": "0.03"
      }
    },

    "NY2": {
      "bandwidth": {
        "unit": "Mbps",
        "value": "0.00"
      }
    },

    "LA2": {
      "bandwidth": {
        "unit": "Mbps",
        "value": "0.00"
      }
    },
  }

Implementation Notes

  • Updated to use the Highwinds StrikeTracker 3 API

    • StrikeTracker 2 API EOL 4/15/2015
  • Uses top level account associated with given credentials
  • Loads all platforms for account
  • Three options are available

    • Billing bandwidth and usage metrics for current month

      • Grouped by account so values are rolled up for the top level account
      • Bandwidth value returned in field: ninetyFiveFiveMbps
      • Usage returned in field: xferUsedTotalMB
    • Latest Measured Bandwidth
      • Bandwidth only
      • Grouped by account so values are rolled up for the top level account
      • A sampling of xferRateMaxMbps values taken at 5 minute intervals over the preceding 30 minutes (so 6 values)
      • Only the maximum value is returned
    • Latest Measured Bandwidth (POPs)
      • Bandwidth only
      • Grouped by pop
      • A sampling of xferRateMaxMbps values taken at 5 minute intervals over the preceding 30 minutes for each pop (so 6 values per pop)
      • For each pop the maximum value is returned

Reconciliation Steps

How to reconcile Highwinds Bandwidth and Usage Reporting with Fusion OM Data Feeds

You will be able to verify the monthly value in their portal.

  1. Login to StrikeTracker3.
  2. Bandwidth metrics should match the current 95/5 results displayed in the overview.
  3. The usage number should match:

    • “Reports -> Usage Report”

      • GB Delivered column
      • All rows that do not have a billing region specified

You can also verify the “real-time” bandwidth metrics and make sure the values match.

  1. Login to StrikeTracker3
  2. Traffic Analyzer > Default filter for “HTTP Bandwidth” should already be selected
  3. Default for 5 minute intervals should already be selected
  4. The API returns slightly more recent values than the UI displays. View the gray incomplete data area and mouse over the peaks.
  5. The value should match the max value from the highest peak
  6. You should similarly be able to view the real time value for an pop by changing the filter.

Why Fusion and Highwinds StrikeTracker3 portal metrics might not match

Real-time metrics are not always depicted accurately in the UI, but see the instructions above on how to reconcile data.

  • For Bandwidth, the Fusion data should match the Highwinds Overview tab. Also, any historical (or current) feed should also match the result of the Reports tab.

  • Reports -> Usage Report.
  • Find rows representing the “Total” for each product/platform and total the values ignoring billing regions.
  • For Bandwidth, this result should match both the Highwinds Overview and Fusion.
  • This result should match the usage number included in Fusion.

Setup in Fusion

You can access Fusion Data Feeds from the left navigation pane, under Openmix. For initial steps please refer to the Fusion Integration Documentation.

When you get to the service-specific configuration dialog box, enter the following:

  • Name: The name given to the data feed. This will default to “Service - Platform Name” if not specified.
  • Run Every: The frequency with which the data feed is updated from the service.
  • Platform: The Platform that is associated with the data feed.
  • Username: The username of the top level Striketracker 3 web portal account
  • Password: The user account password

  • Measurement Options: Choose from,

    • Monthly billing usage and bandwidth
    • Latest measured bandwidth
    • Latest measured bandwidth (POPs)

For details refer to Implementation Notes.

Once the installation is complete, it will be listed on the Fusion data feeds home page with a green status and monitoring metrics in the log history.

To edit a Fusion data feed click on the data feed in the list and then click the Edit button. Once you have changed the configuration, click Save. This will bring you back to the data feed list with your changes saved and applied to the data feed.

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