Manual Chapter : Evaluating application services

Applies To:

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.3.0, 8.2.0, 8.1.0, 8.0.0
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Evaluating application services

You can monitor your applications for health issues and active alerts to mitigate potential impact on the application services. Evaluating application service data provides insights, based on its service type. If you identify an issue with your services you can edit your application service, or objects connected to your application service, such as policies and profiles. Application evaluation is supported by all types of applications, including AS3, Service Catalog (SC), or Legacy applications (applications created without AS3 or SC template).
For more information about editing application configuration, see
Use BIG-IQ to Manage Applications
, or
Use BIG-IQ to Manage AS3 templates.
For more information about minimum requirements for statistics visibility, see
Configuring Statistics Collection

Traffic Management

Local traffic data provides analytics into the latency of the end-to-end transactions between the client and server. Transaction data is collected based on your configuration of the TCP or HTTP application services. Using transaction data, you can identify:
  • Trends in traffic throughput, including general latency
  • Issues affecting the application's servers
  • Issues affecting virtual servers
  • Client-reported latency


Device data provides analytics into the resource usage and traffic to your BIG-IP environment. Using this data, you can identify:
  • Device resource usage and status (CPU, memory, etc.)
  • Traffic throughput over time


Web application security data and alerts provide indications of the application service's protection and the malicious traffic detected by your protection profiles. Using HTTP traffic data detected by security policies you can identify:
  • General trends in potential security threats
  • False positives generated by a policy that is actively blocking traffic
  • Attacks that reached your application servers when a policy is in monitoring (transparent) protection
  • Overall application protection. For applications with multiple application services, when at least one application service is monitoring and another is blocking, the protection status is
    Mixed Mode


DNS services report the query responses per second (RPS) and the outcomes of DNS traffic. Using data from traffic within your DNS domain you can identify:
  • Trends in DNS traffic
  • Results of DNS load balancing decisions