Product Documentation

Dashboard Page

Jun 05, 2013

The dashboard shows you the status of the entire appliance at a glance. It has graphs for incoming and outgoing traffic, top applications by WAN volume, top service classes by compression ratio, WAN throughput by traffic-shaping policy, and more. By default, the page updates every minute, but this can be changed by pressing the Customize button.

Figure 1. Dashboard Page

Most features of the dashboard are disabled until you define your appliance’s links.

Aggregate Link Throughput Graph

This graph shows the incoming traffic (WAN to LAN) and outgoing traffic (LAN to WAN).

The LAN-side and WAN-side traffic are shown in different colors. When on compression, caching, or application acceleration is going on, the LAN-side traffic and the WAN-side traffic are essentially identical, because the appliance is not modifying the data as it passes through. Compression and caching reduce the amount of WAN-side traffic.

Appliance Status Table

This table gives a grab bag of information about the appliance. We recommend that you minimize this table in normal use, because the graphs are generally more useful.

The statistics in this table are self-explanatory.

Top Applications by WAN Volume Graph

This graph shows the top ten applications, ranked by WAN data volume, measured over the last hour.

Top Service Classes by Compression Ratio Graph

This graph shows the top compressed service classes, ranked by compression ratio. Note that service classes are not identical to applications. (There are hundreds of applications and only about 20 service classes by default.)

The compression ratio is dependent on the amount of long-term redundancy in the data streams, and tends to increase over time as the appliance’s compression history fills.

Top ICA/CGP Applications by WAN Volume Graph

This graph is similar to the Top Applications graph but considers only Citrix XenApp/ XenDesktop published application data over the last hour.

Traffic Shaping: WAN Throughput Graph

This graph shows the predominant traffic-shaping policies being applied to the WAN traffic in the last hour. There are separate graphs for incoming (WAN to LAN) and outgoing (LAN to WAN) traffic.