Manual Chapter : Review captured traffic

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.3.0, 8.2.0, 8.1.0, 8.0.0
Manual Chapter

Review captured traffic

To display captured traffic, your virtual server must be assigned an HTTP analytics profile that has captured traffic enabled, with external logging.
You can troubleshoot details of captured HTTP traffic to your applications and virtual servers. This information can provide details of request/response headers and payload sent to your managed application. Captured traffic information is found within the following dashboards that provide HTTP traffic visibility:
  • Device Traffic:
  • DDoS HTTP Analysis:
    HTTP Analysis
  • Local Traffic:
    Local Traffic
  1. Navigate to one of the monitoring dashboards that display HTTP traffic data.
  2. Select the
    Traffic Capturing
    button above the charts.
    Selecting this option overlays captured traffic data over the charts, and adds a traffic capturing filter in the Dimensions pane.
  3. To filter captured traffic based on a specific host object, such as a BIG-IP system (
    BIG-IP Host Names
    ), application (
    Applications Services
    ), or virtual server (
    Virtual Servers
    ), expand the dimension widgets in the Dimensions pane to the right of the charts.
    You can select multiple dimension objects from multiple dimensions. With each selection, the charts and dimensions filter displayed data according to your selections.
  4. To filter captured traffic based on server latency and payload volume metrics, expand the
    Traffic Capturing Filters
    found in the dimensions pane.
    For latency metrics, you can enter a range, or set a greater or less than filter value.
  5. To view traffic details, select a traffic capturing icon from within the chart to display an information table.
    You can click the rows within the displayed table to view additional request/response header and payload information.