Manual Chapter : How do I get started managing statistics data?

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 7.1.0
Manual Chapter

How do I get started managing statistics data?

You can monitor statistics data provided by the BIG-IP devices managed by BIG-IQ Centralize Management. There are a few things you need to do before you can start monitoring the statistics data generated by your managed devices.
  • You must have AVR provisioned on your BIG-IP devices in order to collect statistics.
  • You need to install, configure, and discover a data collection device (DCD). The DCD stores the data from your devices, and routes the date to your BIG-IQ device. Refer to
    Planning and Implementing a Centralized Management Deployment
    for details.
  • You need to enable statistics collection for the devices you want to monitor. There a couple of ways to do that. Refer to
    Enabling Statistics Collection
    for details.
Once you have your system set up and you are receiving statistics, you should take a minute or two to understand how the user interface works. The interface is set up so that statistics from Device, DNS, Local Traffic, Network Security, and Web Application Security use a common set of tools to manage how you access and manage your data. Once you understand how this common interface works, you should be ready to go.
Statistics for the Access component use a slightly different user interface. For details on monitoring these statistics, refer to
Access Reporting and Statistics
.
Statistics for this BIG-IQ device also use a different user interface. For details on monitoring these statistics, go to
System
THIS DEVICE
Statistics
, or
System
THIS DEVICE
BIG-IQ Metrics
and refer to the online help.