Product Documentation

Enable analytics on virtual servers

May 24, 2018

You can enable analytics for a specific virtual server on the selected instance, representing an application server, and monitor the traffic of that application server. Analytics provide statistics for the virtual server.

Note: For NetScaler instances of 11.0 release, 65.30 build and above, there is no option on NetScaler MAS to enable Security Insight explicitly. Make sure that you configure the AppFlow parameters on the NetScaler instances, so that NetScaler MAS starts recieving the Security Insight traffic along with the Web Insight traffic. For more information on how to set the AppFlow parameters on NetScaler instances, see To set the AppFlow parameters by using the configuration utility.

To enable Analytics on NetScaler MAS

1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the NetScaler Management and Analytics System (for example, http://192.168.100.1).

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

3. Navigate to Networks Instances, and select the NetScaler instance you want to enable analytics.

4. From the Action drop-down, select Enable/Disable Insight.

5. Select the virtual servers, and click Enable AppFlow.

6. In the Enable AppFlow field, type true, and based on the analytics you want to enable, select Security Insight or Web Insight, or both.

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Note:

  • For HDX Insight and Gateway Insight, while clicking Enable AppFlow, you need select VPN virtual server configured on your NetScaler instance, and select ICA or HTTP check boxes accordingly.
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  • For TCP Insight, navigate to System > Analytics Settings > Configure Features, and select Enable TCP Insight.
  • For Video Insight, you need to make the configuration changes on the NetScaler Appliance. For more details on how to enable analytics for Video insight, see Video Insight.
  • For WAN Insight,

1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Instances > NetScaler SD-WAN WO, and select the datacenter WAN optimization appliance.

2. From the Action drop-down, select Enable Insight.

3. 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.

You can select the AppFlow transportation mode to IPFIX or Logstream while enabling AppFlow on the discovered NetScaler Instances in NetScaler MAS.

To select the transportation mode, from the Enable Insight window, select the transport mode to IPFIX or Logstream.

Feature

Transport Mode

IPFIX

Logstream

Web Insight

Yes

Yes

Security Insight

Yes

Yes

Gateway Insight

Yes

Yes

HDX Insight

Yes

Yes

SSL Insight

Yes

Yes

CR Insight

Yes

Yes

IP Reputation

Yes

Yes

AppFirewall

Yes

Yes

Client Side Measurement

Yes

Yes

Syslog/Auditlog

Yes

Yes