Product Documentation

Configure adaptive thresholds

May 24, 2018

The adaptive threshold functionality sets the threshold value for the maximum number of hits on each URL. If the maximum number of hits on a URL is greater than the threshold value set for the URL, a syslog message is sent to an external syslog server. The threshold value interval can be in either days or weeks.

The threshold value is calculated as follows:

Threshold value = Max hits * Threshold multiplier


  • Max hits is the maximum number of hits on a URL.
  • Threshold multiplier is an integer value that you define (default: 2).

To create an adaptive threshold using NetScaler MAS

  1. In NetScaler MAS, navigate to System > Analytics Settings > Adaptive Thresholds, and then click Add.
  2. On the Create Adaptive Thresholds page, specify the following parameters:
    • Name - Threshold name
    • Entity - URL
    • Duration - Duration of the threshold (day or week)
    • Threshold Multiplier - A user-defined integer that is multiplied with the maximum hit count of the specified URL to obtain the adaptive threshold for the URL.