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3 F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Metrics

This chapter provides descriptions for all F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager metric categories, and tables list and describe associated metrics for each category. The tables also provide user actions if any of the metrics for a particular category support user actions. Shaded rows represent key columns for a particular category.

Configuration Management Metrics

Configuration Management metrics consist of the following categories:

Switch Configuration Metrics

The metrics in this category provide information about the general switch configuration, such as host name and OS name. They also provide a count of the number of virtual servers, server pools, pool members, physical and IP interfaces, and iRules present on the BIG-IP computer.

  • Table Name — MGMT_EMX_BIGIP_Switch

  • View Name — MGMT_EMX_BIGIP_SWITCH_VIEW

Default Collection Interval — Every 24 hours

Table 3-1 Switch Configuration Metrics

Metric Description

Host Name

Host name of the system.

Number IP Interfaces

Number of IP Interfaces.

Number iRules

Number of iRules.

Number Node Addresses

Number of node addresses.

Number Physical Interfaces

Number of physical interfaces.

Number Pool Members

Number of server pool members.

Number Server Pools

Number of server pools.

Number Virtual Server

Number of virtual servers.

OS Name

Name of the operating system implementation.

OS Machine

Hardware platform CPU type.

OS Release

Release level of the operating system.

Serial Number

Serial number of the switch.


Virtual Server Configuration Metrics

Virtual servers help to increase the availability of resources for processing client requests. The metrics in this category define the properties and settings that affect how a virtual server manages traffic. The metrics also provide resource information, such as the persistence profile assigned to the virtual server.

  • Table Name — MGMT_EMX_BIGIP_VSC

  • View Name — MGMT_EMX_BIGIP_VSC_VIEW

Default Collection Interval — Every 24 hours

Table 3-2 Registry Setting Configuration Metrics

Metric Description

Name (key column)

Name of the virtual server.

Address

IP address of the virtual server.

Availability Status

Availability color status of the object.

Clone Pool Names

Lists of clone pools the virtual server is associated with.

Default Persistence Profile

Default persistence profiles the virtual server is associated with.

Fallback Persistence Profile

Persistence profiles to use for fallback persistence for the virtual server.

Default Pool Names

Default pool names for the virtual server.

Enabled Status

Enabled status of the object.

Host Name

Host name for the virtual server.

Port

Port for the virtual server.

Profiles

List of profiles the virtual server is associated with.

Profile Type

Type of profiles the virtual server is associated with.

Protocol

Protocols supported by the virtual server.

Rule

Lists of rules the virtual server is associated with.

Status Description

Textual description of the object's status.

Type

Type of the virtual server.

VLANs

Lists of VLANs on which access to the virtual server is enabled/disabled.

VLAN State

Indicator of whether the VLAN list is a list of enabled or disabled VLANs.


IP Interfaces Metrics

The metrics in this category provide information about the IP address, subnet mask, floating state, failsafe state, and the VLAN to which a particular IP interface belongs to.

Default Collection Interval — Every hour

Table 3-3 IP Interfaces Metrics

Metric Description and User Action

IP Interface Address (key column)

IP address of the interface.

Broadcast Address

Broadcast address for the interface.

Failsafe Timeout

Failsafe timeout for the interface.

Floating State

Determines whether the address is a floating address or not.

IP Interface Failsafe State

The default warning and critical threshold values for this metric are not set. You can set these values based on the load on the system and your network conditions.

Subnet Mask

Subnet mask for the interface.

VLAN

VLAN to which the interface belongs.

VLAN ID

ID of the VLAN.


Nodes Metrics

The metrics in this category provide configuration and statistical information for every node in the network. Nodes are the network devices to which an F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager system passes traffic.

Default Collection Interval — Every 10 minutes

Table 3-4 Nodes Metrics

Metric Description and User Action

Address (key column)

Node address.

Connection Limit

Limit on the number of connections to the node address.

Current Connections

Current number of connections to the node address.

Maximum Connections

Maximum number of connections to the node address.

Node Availability

Availability color status of the node address.

When the value of this metric is other than Available, a warning is generated. If the node is required to be active, you need to do this manually.

Node Bits In Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is received by the node address.

Node Bits Out Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is sent out by the node address.

Node Connections Used %

Percentage of connections used by the node address.

Node Enabled Status

Enabled status of the node address.

Node Monitor Status

Current monitor status of the node address. The default warning and critical threshold values for this metric are not set. You can set these values based on the load on the system and your network conditions.

Node Session Status

Current session status of the node address.

Node Total Connections/Sec

Rate at which connections are made to the node address.

Ratio

Ratio for the node address.

Total Connections

Total number of connections to the node address.


Physical Interfaces Metrics

The metrics in this category provide statistical information about the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager's physical interfaces.

Default Collection Interval — Every 10 minutes

Table 3-5 Physical Interfaces Metrics

Metric Description

Name (key column)

Name of the interface.

Physical Interface Bits In Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is received by the interface.

Physical Interface Bits Out Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is sent out by the interface.

Physical Interface Media Status

Media status of the specified interface.

Speed (Mbps)

Media speeds of the specified interface.

State

Enabled state of the interface.

Tag Type

Determines whether the interface maps to a trunk or a VLAN.

Trunk Name

Trunk to which the interface belongs.

VLAN List

VLANs to which the interface belongs.


Profile Authentication Metrics

The metrics in this category provide statistical information associated with every authentication profile. An authentication profile enables you to use a remote system to authenticate or authorize application requests that pass through the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager system.

Default Collection Interval — Every hour

Table 3-6 Profile Authentication Metrics

Metric Description

Profile (key column)

Name of the profile.

Auth Method

Authentication method that the profile will be using.

Config Name

Name of the authentication configuration that the profile will be using.

Credential Source

Source of the credentials that the profile will be using.

Current Sessions

Current number of authentication sessions.

Default Profile

Default profile from which the profile will derive default values for its attributes.

Error Results

Number of authentication error results.

Failure Results

Number of authentication failure results.

Idle Timeout

Idle timeout for the authentication profile.

Is Base Profile

Determines whether the profile is base/preconfigured or user-defined.

Maximum Sessions

Maximum number of concurrent authentication sessions

Profile Mode

Mode for the authentication profile.

Rule Name

Names of rules the profile will be using.

Success Results

Number of authentication success results.

Total Sessions

Cumulative number of authentication sessions.

Want Credential Results

Number of authentication want credential results.


Profile FTP Metrics

The metrics in this category provide information about the FTP profile, which helps to define the behavior of FTP traffic.

Default Collection Interval — Every hour

Table 3-7 Profile FTP Metrics

Metric Description

Profile (key column)

Name of the profile.

Data Channel Port

Data channel port for the FTP profile.

Default Profile

Name of the default profile from which the profile will derive default values for its attributes.

Is Base Profile

Determines whether the profile is base/preconfigured or user-defined.


Profile Persistence Metrics

A persistence profile is a preconfigured object that automatically enables persistence when you assign the profile to a virtual server.

Default Collection Interval — Every hour

Table 3-8 Profile Persistence Metrics

Metric Description

Profile (key column)

Name of the profile.

Across Pool State

States to indicate whether persistence entries added under this profile are available across pools.

Across Service State

States to indicate whether persistence entries added under this profile are available across services.

Across Virtual State

States to indicate whether persistence entries added under this profile are available across virtuals.

Cookie Expiration

Cookie expiration in seconds for the persistence profile. Applicable when persistence mode is PERSISTENCE_MODE_COOKIE.

Cookie Name

Cookie names for the persistence profile. Applicable when persistence mode is PERSISTENCE_MODE_COOKIE.

Cookie Persistence Method

Cookie persistence methods to be used when in cookie persistence mode. Applicable when persistence mode is PERSISTENCE_MODE_COOKIE.

Default Profile

Name of the default profile from which the profile will derive default values for its attributes.

Is Base Profile

Determines whether the profile is base/preconfigured or user-defined.

Persistence Mode

Service down cleanup states for the profile.

Timeout

Timeout for the persistence profile. The number of seconds to timeout a persistence entry.


Profile TCP Metrics

The TCP profile is a configuration tool for managing TCP network traffic.

Default Collection Interval — Every hour

Table 3-9 Profile TCP Metrics

Metric Description

Profile (key column)

Name of the profile.

Abandoned Connections

Abandoned connections due to retries/keep-alives.

Accept Failures

Number of accept failures.

Accepted Connections

Current connections that have been accepted.

Close-Wait Timeout (Sec)

Time to remain in LAST-ACK state before giving up.

Connection Failures

Number of connection failures.

Default Profile

Name of the default profile from which the profile will derive default values for its attributes.

Established Connections

Current connections that have been established but not accepted.

Expired Connections

Expired connections due to idle timeout.

Final-Wait Timeout (Sec)

Time to remain in FIN-WAIT or CLOSING state before giving up.

Idle Timeout (Sec)

Idle timeout for the TCP profile. The number of seconds without traffic before a connection is eligible for deletion.

Is Base Profile

Determines whether the profile is base/preconfigured or user-defined.

Open Connections

Current open connections.

Receive Window Size (bytes)

Receive window sizes for the profile.

Send Buffer Size (bytes)

Send buffer sizes for the profile.

Time-Wait Timeout (Sec)

Time in TIME-WAIT state before entering CLOSED state.


Profile UDP Metrics

The UDP profile is a configuration tool for managing UDP network traffic.

Default Collection Interval — Every hour

Table 3-10 Profile UDP Metrics

Metric Description

Profile (key column)

Name of the profile.

Accept Failures

Number of accept failures.

Accepted Connections

Current connections that have been accepted.

Connection Failures

Number of connection failures.

Default Profile

Name of the default profile from which the profile will derive default values for its attributes.

Established Connections

Current connections that have been established but not accepted.

Expired Connections

Expired connections due to idle timeout.

Idle Timeout (Sec)

Idle timeout for the TCP profile.

Is Base Profile

Determines whether the profile is base/preconfigured or user-defined.

Open Connections

Current open connections.

Received Datagrams

Number of received datagrams.

Transmitted Datagrams

Number of transmitted datagrams.


Response Metrics

The metrics in this category provide information about the status of the BIG-IP host.

Default Collection Interval — Every 5 minutes

Table 3-11 Response Metrics

Metric Description and User Action

Status

Switch status. If the value of this metric is not 1, the managed target is down, and you may need to restart the Local Traffic Manager.

TCP Ping, Milliseconds

Time consumed to ping the Local Traffic Manager.


Server Pool Members Metrics

The metrics in this category provide information related to the configuration of individual pool members as well as the statistics related to the traffic flowing through the member and the connections made to it.

Default Collection Interval — Every 10 minutes

Table 3-12 Server Pool Members Metrics

Metric Description and User Action

Address (key column)

Address of the server.

Pool Name

Pools to which the server belongs.

Port

Port on which the server is active.

Connection Limit

Limit on the number of connections to the server.

Current Connections

Current number of connections to the server.

Host Name

Host name of the server.

Maximum Connections

Maximum number of connections to the server.

Priority

Priority of the server in the specified pool.

Ratio

Ratio of the server in the specified pool.

Server Pool Member Availability

Availability status of the server pool member.

Server Pool Member Bits In Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is received by the server.

Server Pool Member Bits Out Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is sent out by the server.

Server Pool Member Connections Used %

Percentage of connections used by the server.

Server Pool Member Enabled Status

Enabled status of the object.

Server Pool Member Monitor Status

Monitor state for the server. The default warning and critical threshold values for this metric are not set. You can set these values based on the load on the system and your network conditions.

Server Pool Total Connections/Sec

Rate at which connections are made to the server. The default warning and critical threshold values for this metric are not set. You can set these values based on the load on the system and your network conditions.

Session Status

Session status of the server pool member.

Total Connections

Total number of connections to the server.


Server Pools Metrics

The metrics in this category provide information about the configuration of the pool, such as its name, status, number of members, list of pool members, and the load balancing method used by the pool. These metrics also provide statistics related to the traffic flowing through the pool and the connections made with the pool. A load balancing pool is a set of devices, such as web servers, that you group together to receive and process traffic.

Default Collection Interval — Every 10 minutes

Table 3-13 Server Pools Metrics

Metric Description and User Action

Name (key column)

Name of the server pool.

Active Members

List of pool members.

Current Connections

Current number of connections to the server pool.

LB Method

Load Balancing methods for the specified pools.

Maximum Connections

Maximum number of connections to the server pool.

Number of Active Members in Server Pool

Availability status of the server pool.

Server Pool Availability Status

Availability color status of the object. When the value of this metric is other than Available, a warning is generated. If it is required that the node be active, you need to do this manually.

Server Pool Bits In Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is received by the server pool.

Server Pool Bits Out Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is sent out by the server pool.

Server Pool Connections Used %

Percentage of connections used by the server pool.

Server Pool Enabled Status

Enabled status of the object.

Server Pool Total Connections/Sec

Rate at which connections are made to the server pool. The default warning and critical threshold values for this metric are not set. You can set these values based on the load on the system and your network conditions.

Total Connections

Maximum number of connections to the server pool.


Switch Metrics

The metrics in this category provide various statistics, such as total memory and memory used, connections to the client and server, and CPU and memory utilization for the switch and its failover state.

Default Collection Interval — Every 10 minutes

Table 3-14 Switch Metrics

Metric Description and User Action

Active to Standby

Change of state from active to standby. If the value is 1, the system has switched from an active to standby state. The system may actually be down and may need to be restarted.

Bits In Rate (Client) (Kbps)

Rate at which bits come in from the client side.

Bits In Rate (Server) (Kbps)

Rate at which bits come in from the server side.

Bits Out Rate (Client) (Kbps)

Rate at which bits go out to the client side.

Bits Out Rate (Server) (Kbps)

Rate at which bits go out to the server side.

CPU Utilization (%)

Percentage of CPU cycles being used. A large CPU consumption causes the entire system to slow down. To analyze what is causing the problem, use the Solaris "top" system command and look for any firewall processes that seem to be consuming an excessive percentage of CPU.

Connections Used % (Client)

Percentage of connections used on the client side.

Connections Used % (Server)

Percentage of connections used on the server side.

Connections/Sec (Client)

Rate at which connections are formed from the client side.

Connections/Sec (Server)

Rate at which connections are formed from the server side.

Maximum Connections (Client)

Maximum number of connections from the client side of the object.

Maximum Connections (Server)

Maximum number of connections from the server side of the object.

Memory Utilization (%)

Percentage of memory being used. Large memory utilization slows down the entire system. To analyze what is causing the problem, use the Solaris "top" system command and look for any processes that are consuming an excessive percentage of memory.

Standby to Active

Change of state from standby to active. If the value of this metric is 1, the system failover state has changed from standby to active.

Switch Current Connections (Client)

Current number of connections from the client side of the object. The default warning and critical threshold values for this metric are not set. You can set these values based on the load on the system and your network conditions.

Switch Current Connections (Server)

Current number of connections from the server side of the object. The default warning and critical threshold values for this metric are not set. You can set these values based on the load on the system and your network conditions.

Switch Failover State

Failover state (active or standby) in which the device is currently running.

Total Connections (Client)

Total number of connections from the client side of the object.

Total Connections (Server)

Total number of connections from the server side of the object.

Total Memory Available (bytes)

Total switch available memory.

Total Memory Used (bytes)

Memory used by the kernel.


User Management Metrics

The metrics in this category provide the details of the various users of the BIG-IP Local Traffic Management system.

Default Collection Interval — Every 24 hours

Table 3-15 User Management Metrics

Metric Description

Username (key column)

User name.

Group ID

Group ID for the user name.

Role

Role for the user.

User ID

User ID for the user name

User Type

Whether the user is an OS user or BIG-IP user.

Expired Connections

Expired connections due to idle timeout.

Idle Timeout (Sec)

Idle timeout for the TCP profile.

Is Base Profile

Determines whether the profile is base/preconfigured or user-defined.

Open Connections

Current open connections.

Received Datagrams

Number of received datagrams.

Transmitted Datagrams

Number of transmitted datagrams.


Virtual Server Statistics Metrics

The metrics in this category provide information about the traffic flowing through the virtual server and the statistics related to the connection made to the virtual servers. Virtual servers increase the availability of resources for processing client requests.

Default Collection Interval — Every 5 minutes

Table 3-16 Virtual Server Statistics Metrics

Metric Description and User Action

Name (key column)

Name of the virtual server.

Connection Limit

Limit on the number of connections to the virtual server.

Current Connections

Current number of connections to the virtual server.

Host Name

Host name for the virtual server.

Maximum Connections

Maximum number of connections to the virtual server.

Server Address

IP address of the virtual server.

Server Port

Port for the virtual server.

Total Connections

Total number of connections to the virtual server.

Virtual Server Bits In Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is received by the virtual server.

Virtual Server Bits Out Rate (Kbps)

Rate at which data is sent out by the virtual server.

Virtual Server Connections Used %

Percentage of connections used by the virtual server.

Virtual Server Total Connections/Sec

Rate at which connections are made to the virtual server. The default warning and critical threshold values for this metric are not set. You can set these values based on the load on the system and your network conditions.


iRule Metrics

The metrics in this category provide information about the traffic flowing through the virtual server and the statistics related to the connection made to the virtual servers. Virtual servers increase the availability of resources for processing client requests.

Default Collection Interval — Every hour

Table 3-17 iRule Metrics

Metric Description

Name (key column)

Name of the iRule.

Event (key column)

iRule event name.

Average Cycles

Statistics that provide the average number of cycles for the iRule.

Maximum Cycles

Statistics that provide the maximum number of cycles for the iRule.

Minimum Cycles

Statistics that provide the minimum number of cycles for the iRule.

Rule Aborts

Statistics that provide the number of aborts for the iRule.

Rule Failures

Statistics that provide the number of failures for the iRule.

Rule Priority

iRule execution priority.

Total Executions

Statistics that provide the number of total executions for the iRule.