- Configuring the AppFlow Feature
- Exporting Performance Data of Web Pages to AppFlow Collector
The EdgeSight Monitoring application provides web page monitoring data with which you can monitor the performance of various Web applications served in a Netscaler environment. You can now export this data to AppFlow collectors to get an in-depth analysis of the web page applications. AppFlow, which is based on IPFIX standard, provides more specific information about web application performance than does EdgeSight monitoring alone.
You can configure both load balancing and content switching virtual servers to export EdgeSight Monitoring data to AppFlow collectors. Before configuring a virtual server for AppFlow export, associate an Appflow action with the EdgeSight Monitoring responder policy.
AppFlow transmits the performance data by using the Internet Protocol Flow Information eXport (IPFIX) format, which is an open Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard defined in RFC 5101. The AppFlow templates use the following enterprise-specific Information Elements (EIEs) to export the information:
Before associating the AppFlow action with the AppFlow policy, verify that the following prerequisites have been met:
To export the web page performance data to the AppFlow collector, you must associate an AppFlow action with the EdgeSight Monitoring responder policy. An AppFlow action specifies which set of collectors receive the traffic.
At the command prompt, type:
set responder policy pol -appflowAction actn
To export EdgeSight statistics information from a virtual server to the AppFlow collector, you must associate an AppFlow action with the virtual server.